Then I shall skip Rome. Half of my town burned up last year, and theres no end of ruins to be seen right at home. Ive seen the track of a cyclone, too, and you cant beat that for slivers and splinters and ruins. Ill find Switzerland over there somewhere, I suppose?
I never saw one and dont know as I care to. We had the biggest spring freshet in the Wabash this year known since 1848, and a man who has seen seven houses and barns floating down a river all at once cant feel knocked out at sight of a volcano. Hows Venice?
Well, Im going to give it three weeks, and perhaps an extra day or two, and then scoot back here; and if my going abroad dont knock the other grocers in my town galley west Ill put the price of eggs down to ten cents a dozen and hold em down till I have got to go into bankruptcy! Thanks, sir; Ive got it all down hereEuropeRomeNaplesVenicethree weeksno tombsgit up and dust and get back home again. Come into the smoker and have a nickel cigar with me.