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replied the dear girl, wrapping herself in many cloaks and refusing to admire the fog.

"Not at all," cried Livy; "the trunks were immense, and you'll find we shall have to pay extra for them everywhere. It is the same as having them weighed and paying for the pounds, only this saves much time and trouble. Look at the handsome guard in his silver-plated harness. How much nicer he is than a gabbling Italian, or a Frenchman who compliments you one minute and behaves like a brute the next! It does my soul good to see the clean, rosy faces, and hear good English instead of gibberish."

"Never in my life have I seen such tall, fine-looking men, only they are all fair, which isn't my style," observed Matilda, with a secret sigh for the dark-eyed heroes from Turin.

Thus conversing they soon came to the G——— Hotel just at the end of the railway, and without going out of the station found themselves settled in comfortable rooms.

"Regard, if you please, these toilette arrangements,—two sorts of bath-pan, two cans of cold water, one of hot, two big pitchers, much soap, and six towels about the size of table-cloths. I call that