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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 110 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 110
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Florence  I should rather "loaf" here than in any other city where I have been as a traveler. It is lazy yet very interesting. Its street life is good to watch and one can poke about its narrow ways peering into all kinds of shops where all sort of things are being done. Loaves of many curious shapes hang over the doors in a string. A man buys a loaf and takes it home. That is his dinner. Goldsmiths, silversmith, wood-carvers, cabinet makers -- all busy, their products shown in the window of the shop. The whole stock is there. A street vendor sells faba beans -- he heaps a soldi's ::::::::: March 1, 1905  worth into the customer's palms or spoons them into his pocket. Another cries "Geel a mon'day leep. Leep! Leep" as near as I could get it which is not very near. Miss Morris guessed: Who will buy! Who will buy! or "Who is next!" A boy sits on the pavement weaving rushes into the bottom of a chair. On the way to the Belli Arti a chair-weaver with a load of rushes cried for custom -- a long rich resonant powerful cry -- it was more like Grand Opera than dirty narrow streets. Everywhere about here the women weave straw for hats. When not doing
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