Excerpt from New Dominion Monthly: March, 1874
Wednesday, August 21st, I872. - At4.3o a. M., k. And I were awakened by our over hastv boots at the Hotel de Geneve, Geneva, who warned us that the stage for Chamouni left at seven o'clock. We were not late, but having taken our seats only the previous evening our turn camelast to jump on the waggon, and as the other passengers occupied all the seats we were obliged either to go into the baggage box, where it was dark as pitch and just as dirty, or hold on to the foot board over the horses' tails. We chose the latter, and the effects of that drive over a dusty road were felt for some time afterwards. The road lay along the banks of the river Arve most of the way, and through the interesting Pass oi Luz: where the high, bare mountains and occa' sioual water-falls varied the otherwise somewhat monotonous drive. About half way a halt of three-quarters of an hour was made to give the passengers time for break fast. I improved the time by paying a running visit to the Cascade de Crepin, a pretty water-fall of considerable size near the Baths of St. Gervais, about halfa mile distant, though warned by the guard that I had not time enough to do so.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more