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A TRAMP ABROAD

VOL. II.

MARK TWAIN'S WORKS.

THE CHOICE WORKS OF MARK TWAIN.

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A PLEASURE TRIP ON THE CONTINENT

OF EUROPE: THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, and
THE NEW PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. By MARK

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AN IDLE EXCURSION, and Other Sketches.

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A TRAMP ABROAD

BY

MARK TWAIN

AUTHOR OF
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD' THE NEW PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

TOM SAWYER' AN IDLE EXCURSION' ETC.

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A TRAMP ABROAD.

CHAPTER XXXII.

We located ourselves at the Jungfrau Hotel, one of those huge establishments which the needs of modern travel bave created in every attractive spot on the Continent. There was a great gathering at dinner, and as usual one heard all sorts of languages.

The table d'hôte was served by waitresses dressed in the quaint and comely costume of the Swiss peasants. This consists of a simple gros de laine, trimmed with ashes of roses, with overskirt of sacrebleu ventre saint gris, cut bias on the off side, with facings of petite polonaise and narrow insertions of pâté de foie gras backstitched to the mise-en-scène in the form of a jeu d'esprit. It gives to the wearer a singularly piquant and alluring aspect.

One of these waitresses, a woman of forty, had side whiskers reaching half way down her jaw. They were two fingers broad, dark in colour, pretty thick, and the hairs were an inch long.

One sees many POL. II.

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