vast Panorama spread out to admire and wonder at. / Here
we rejoined Dillon & Waud, & after inquiring start off for
a mile or twain through a forest path to the Falls House.
Pools of water rock bestrewn, masses of fern, wild strawber-
ries in the lush and luxuriant grass, wild flowers of a size
and beauty unknown to English lanes; and blossoming trees.
Met two folks in carriage, one a burly man who had recently
crossed the Atlantic with Dillon. Arrived at the Fall�s Hotel,
a small, wooden built, cleanly place, and adjacent to it a
little shanty overhanging the Fall to which we, incontinently
proceeded. A great ravine and heaven-shouldering mountains,
a great curve of rock all framed in by trees and verdure,
and a small stream of water dashing down into the hollow.
So it appeared to us then. Miles away rose a huge
mountain, its distance indicated by the blue tints swathing
it. And on either hand great forest-clad mountain sides,
with many mighty skeleton tree trunks rising out of the
verdure. The edge of the lower fall we could see,
no more. / It was quite night now. 8 o�clock and
a plentiful supper . There were some five or six folk
present, one dark haired & young stood with arms folded
in slightly melodramatic attitude under piazza, the other
older looking, both gentlemanly. A sturdy, good humored
loose white trousered Englishman, bearded, hath lived in Cuba
and travelled much. And others. All to bed
early, Waud & I together. Room small but cleanly,
shelving roof, and window on the floor.