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A Tramp Abroad — Volume 07 by Mark Twain

Produced by Anonymous Volunteers, John Greenman and David Widger

A TRAMP ABROAD, Part 7.

By Mark Twain

(Samuel L. Clemens)

First published in 1880

Illustrations taken from an 1880 First Edition

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ILLUSTRATIONS:

1. PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR 2. TITIAN'S MOSES 285. STREET IN CHAMONIX 286. THE PROUD GERMAN 287. THE INDIGNANT TOURIST 288. MUSIC OF SWITZERLAND 289. ONLY A MISTAKE 290. A BROAD VIEW 291. PREPARING TO START 292. ASCENT OF MONT BLANC 293. "WE ALL RAISED A TREMENDOUS SHOUT" 294. THE GRANDE MULETS 295. CABIN ON THE GRANDE MULETS 296. KEEPING WARM 297. TAIL PIECE 298. TAKE IT EASY 299. THE MER DE GLACE (MONT BLANC) 300. TAKING TOLL 301. A DESCENDING TOURIST 302. LEAVING BY DILIGENCE 303. THE SATISFIED ENGLISHMAN 301. HIGH PRESSURE 305. NO APOLOGY 307. A LIVELY STREET 308. HAVING HER FULL RIGHTS 309. HOW SHE FOOLED US 310. "YOU'LL TAKE THAT OR NONE" 311. ROBBING A BEGGAR 312. DISHONEST ITALY 313. STOCK IN TRADE 314. STYLE 315. SPECIMENS FROM OLD MASTERS 316. AN OLD MASTER 317. THE LION OF ST MARK 318. OH TO BE AT RRST! 319. THE WORLD'S MASTERPIECE 320. TAIL PIECE 321. AESTHETIC TASTES 322. A PRIVATE FAMILY BREAKFAST 323. EUROPEAN CARVING 323. A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR FIGHT 325. GREAT HEIDELBERG TUN 326. BISMARCK IN PRISON 327. TAIL PIECE 600 328. A COMPLETE WORD

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER XLIII Chamonix--Contrasts--Magnificent Spectacle--The Guild of Guides--The Guide--in--Chief--The Returned Tourist--Getting Diploma--Rigid Rules--Unsuccessful Efforts to Procure a Diploma--The Record-Book--The Conqueror of Mont Blanc--Professional Jealousy --Triumph of Truth--Mountain Music--Its Effect--A Hunt for a Nuisance

CHAPTER XLIV Looking at Mont Blanc--Telescopic Effect--A Proposed Trip--Determination and Courage--The Cost all counted----Ascent of Mont Blanc by Telescope--Safe and Rapid Return--Diplomas Asked for and Refused--Disaster of 1866--The Brave Brothers--Wonderful Endurance and Pluck--Love Making on Mont Blanc--First Ascent of a Woman--Sensible Attire

CHAPTER XLV A Catastrophe which Cost Eleven Lives--Accident of 1870--A Party of Eleven--A Fearful Storm--Note-books of the Victims--Within Five Minutes of Safety--Facing Death Resignedly

CHAPTER XLVI The Hotel des Pyramids--The Glacier des Bossons--One of the Shows--Premeditated Crime--Saved Again--Tourists Warned--Advice to Tourists--The Two Empresses--The Glacier Toll Collector--Pure Ice Water--Death Rate of the World--Of Various Cities--A Pleasure Excursionist--A Diligence Ride--A Satisfied Englishman

CHAPTER XLVII Geneva--Shops of Geneva--Elasticity of Prices--Persistency of Shop-Women--The High Pressure System--How a Dandy was brought to Grief--American Manners--Gallantry--Col Baker of London--Arkansaw Justice--Safety of Women in America--Town of Chambery--A Lively Place--At Turin--A Railroad Companion--An Insulted Woman--City of Turin--Italian Honesty--A Small Mistake --Robbing a Beggar Woman


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