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not make the horn sound, which was unaccountable and rather unfortunate; for soon after we found another coach coming the other way: there was no proceeding; however, I got out of my carriage, and being pretty strong, placed it, wheels and all, on my head: I then jumped over a hedge about nine feet high (which, considering the weight of the coach, was rather difficult) into a field, and came out again by another jump into the road beyond the other carriage. — I then went back for the horses, and placing one on my head, and the other under my left arm, by the same means brought them to my coach, and proceeded to an inn at the end of our stage. — After we arrived at the inn, my postillion and I refreshed ourselves: he hung his horse on a peg near the kitchen fire, and I sat on the other side. - Suddenly we heard a Tereng! tereng! teng! teng! We looked round, and now found the reason the postillion had not been able to sound his horn; his tunes were frozen up in it, and came out now by thawing, plain enough, and much to the credit of the driver, so that the honest fellow entertained us for some time with a successive variety of tunes, without putting his mouth to the horn, to our great astonishment!

Having at length arrived at Rome, after staying a short while there, I set off from Rome on a journey to Russia, in the midst of winter, on horseback, as the most convenient manner of travelling. I was but lightly clothed, and of this I felt the inconvenience, the more I advanced north east. — Charity, however, induced me to throw my mantle over an old man, lying almost naked, on a bleak