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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sat. 15. [15 September 1894] Met Molly and Elsa at the bath and went
to Innsbr¸ck where again we shopped photographs. After lunch
Hugo, Elsa and I started off at 2 o'clock armed with a semel and {a
sausage} some chocolate and walked up to the little white Alp where
we eat and drank water. Then up again and by a heavenly path
along the hillside to a Sch‰fer H¸tte. We met the shepherd on the
way who walked behind us and admired our agility! and subsequently
told us the way down to the J‰ger H¸tte. We found it without difficulty -
a charming path along the face of the hill from which we looked down
into the exquisite Inn valley all flooded with low sunlight. When we got
out onto the shoulder from which we saw the Kranebitter Klamm the
sun was lying just over the Solstein H¸tte Alpe. The Klamm was filled
with a red light and the top of the Solstein and the Kleine Solstein was
just touched by the sunlight which fell too on the great rocks of the
Frau H¸tte. A tiny film of mist lay on the Solstein and the sunbeams
fell through it; above us was a great amphitheatre of rock with a long
scree of stones at the foot of it. We ran down to the J‰ger H¸tte where
a nice woman showed us the way down through the woods. We
came out on Hˆtting about 7 and caught the 7.19 tram at Innbruche.
Home at 7.40 very hungry for dinner. Mother read me the three last
acts of Swift. I think it promises very well - there are fine and dramatic
moments in it.

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