Monday, February 21, 2011

05Jun1879, An Agricultural Show

AIX-LES-BAINS, June 5th, 1879.
—Went to Chambéry to see an Agricultural Show—wonderfully like an English one, with thrashing machines and other steam implements, tho' how they employ them in this land of tiny properties is hard to imagine. The cattle charming little creatures, like Alderneys. An official in his glory issuing commands to people to bring out their "animaux" at the top of his voice, and every particular hair on his bristly moustache standing on end.

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