June 16. monkeys, parrots, and paroquets.At the Hotel, we met a friend ofthe Doctor's from California,Mr. Burt, returning to N.E. ina visit. They were very happy tomeet thus, and exchanged manypleasant wards of friendship beforewe lift. We had a better opportunityto observe the structureof the buildings today. They arebuilt more for comfort thanelegance - the halls have shuttersinstead of windows made inthe form of blinds, and ceasingthem to be very cool. We soon tookour seats in the cars again, hopingto have a quick ride to PanamaAnd we were not disappointed.June 16. In a few hours we were safelythere - having seen again the beautiesof Nature. In addition to those of yesterday we sawsome very lofty mountains and treesIndia-rubber trees, and mountainsin the form of cones, covered entirelywith green, looking so beautifully.We passed over bridges sohigh that it was really frightfulto look over them into the deepravines below. Then round shortcurves and up places ascendingthen down again into valleys, overrivers and close by lofty mountainsseemingly built of stone. Then wewould glide by green valleys lookfor all the world, so much like somein New England, and withal, as
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