¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Back to Lugano, in a chilling head wind off from those white northern peaks, freshly covered with last nights snow, rearing their hoary heads above the nearer elevations, we snugly hovering behind each other and the wheelhouses, our little steamer moving along easily with its scanty load and scarcely steam enough in its chests to draw a Horse, but its the only one upon the Lake and divided 18 percent last year out of its earnings.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Here we notice more than elsewhere the prevalence of the cheapest style of peasent [sic] shoes, a strip of white wood with a piece of leather for a toe strap [small sketch of shoe] being the whole rig, costing merely nothing, still they quite fashionable even among pretty storegirls, they wearing a neat stocking, while the peasants are stockingless-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 22nd Clear and pleasant. Breakfast at eight, and we start for a ramble up to the villas but our aimable [sic] landlord meets us at the courtyard and offers his services as guide in another direction. Up through the narrow winding Alleys [sic] where a wagon could not pass, a quarter of a mile to the silk works an interresting experience for all, especially the children.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 We begin at the fourth floor and work our way down through the four large rooms, along the narrow aisles next the wall [sic], careful to not get caught in the whirling machinary [sic], stared at by the wondering little workgirls who are so nimbly handling the almost invisible silk fibres. As far as the eye can reach a succession of whirling spools, each spool about six inches long by two inches thick, beneath each of which are whirling reels about two feet