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FLORENCE'S. RETURN.

CHAPTER I.

AN UNEXPECTED CONTINGENCY.

WHEN Florence set out to come back to America, after having spent some time in traveling about Europe, and visiting various countries, in company with her mother, her cousin Grimkie, and her brother John, she commenced the return journey at Rome.

It is a long and devious journey and voyage from Rome to New York. The route leads you, that is, if you keep to the land as much as you can—which is what most persons, and ladies particularly, prefer—through almost the whole length of Italy, across Switzerland, through a large portion of France, thence across the Straits of Dover to England, and diagonally through the whole extent of England to Liverpool, where you take the great sea steamer for the voyage across the Atlantic.

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