[Interlacken—Monday, 9 August 1869]
Monday August 9th To Meiringen. Mabel was ill and as she lay in her room she saw a long black worm come out of the old ceiling and look about him and then retreat silently. We walked about the remote village and sat down in the lovely sunshine under the castle of Resti. It was all very wild; the crowd of summer visitors which sweep through affecting the place itself very slightly.
Rain fell at night, and the next day drearily and continuously. The waterfalls come down noisily and remind us of the late inundations and the fact of the possibility of other inundations coming at any time.