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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Mon. 12. [12 August 1895] There was a fearful rain storm in the night
and the morning was cloudy. However Molly and I went off to the
swimming bath which I enjoyed very much. Elsa was getting up as we
left and Hugo was still asleep. He afterward told us he had spent part
of the night wondering whether his bed were in D minor or C minor - he
knew his head was A. After lunch it began to rain. But the family
started off to swim in the Lanser See. Molly and I followed but it
poured so that everyone was discouraged. We two went on to the
gardens, where in the streaming rain, we admired the bed of Alpine
flowers! About 5 the clouds began to lift, one veil after another rolled
off the Ampferstein till at last the mountains stood out clear. Then for
two hours the mists rolled backwards and forwards, gathering from
heaven knows where and disappearing again into space, lying in
great bars across the mountain sides so that their tops stood out clear
above the cloud and then rising again and sweeping away up the Inn
Valley. We dined alone with the Miss Rucks [see also Rooks] - the
Lawrys have deserted us.

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