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II

WithJames Fletcher, D. P. Kidder

Landing Hotel Pharoux—Novel Sights and Sounds—The Palace Square—Rua Direita—Exchange—The “Team”—Musical Coffee-Carriers—Custom-House—Lessons in Portuguese, and Governor Kent’s Opinion of Brazil—Post-Office—-Dislike of Change—Senhor José Maxwell—Rua Do Ouvidor—Shops and Feather-Flowers—The Brazilian Omnibus Can Be Full—Narrow Streets and Police-Regulations—A Suggestion to Relieve Broadway, New York—Passeio Publico—Brazilian Politeness—The “Gondola”—The Brazilian Imperturbable—Lack of Hotels—First Night in Rio De Janeiro.