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WE ERECT A CHALET.

He said there wasn't another hole like that in the mountains,—and he would have been right if the late mule had not tried to eat up the nitro-glycerine.

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MOUNTAIN CHALET.

I put a hundred and sixteen men at work, and they rebuilt the chalet from its own debris in fifteen minutes. It was a good deal more picturesque than it was before, too. The man said we were now on the Feli-Stutz, above the Schwegmatt,—information which I was glad to get, since it gave us our position to a degree of particularity which we had not been accustomed to for a day or so. We also learned that we were standing at the foot of the Riffelberg proper, and that the initial chapter of our work was completed.