A Tramp Abroad By Mark Twain






































































































 -   I made a little sketch of it.
I kept a copy, but gave the original to the Burgomaster.
I think - Page 80
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I Made A Little Sketch Of It. I Kept A Copy, But Gave The Original To The Burgomaster. I Think The Original Was Better Than The Copy, Because It Had More Windows In It And The Grass Stood Up Better And Had A Brisker Look.

There was none around the tower, though; I composed the grass myself, from studies I made in a field by Heidelberg in Haemmerling's time.

The man on top, looking at the view, is apparently too large, but I found he could not be made smaller, conveniently. I wanted him there, and I wanted him visible, so I thought out a way to manage it; I composed the picture from two points of view; the spectator is to observe the man from bout where that flag is, and he must observe the tower itself from the ground. This harmonizes the seeming discrepancy. [Figure 2]

Near an old cathedral, under a shed, were three crosses of stone - moldy and damaged things, bearing life-size stone figures. The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.

We had dinner under the green trees in a garden belonging to the hotel and overlooking the Neckar; then, after a smoke, we went to bed. We had a refreshing nap, then got up about three in the afternoon and put on our panoply. As we tramped gaily out at the gate of the town, we overtook a peasant's cart, partly laden with odds and ends of cabbages and similar vegetable rubbish, and drawn by a small cow and a smaller donkey yoked together. It was a pretty slow concern, but it got us into Heilbronn before dark - five miles, or possibly it was seven.

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