Excerpt from Stories by English Authors: Germany, Etc It was about four in the afteron when a young girl came into the salon of the little hotel at C - in Switzerland, and drew her chair up to the fire. You are soaked through, said an elderly lady, who was herself trying to get roasted. You ought to lose time in changing your clothes. I have t anything to change, said the young girl, laughing. Oh, I shall soon be dry! Have you lost all your luggage? asked the lady, sympathetically. No, said the young girl; I had ne to lose. And she smiled a little mischievously, as though she knew by instinct that her companion's sympathy would at once degenerate into suspicion! I don't mean to say that I have t a knapsack, she added, considerately. I have walked a long distance - in fact, from Z -. And where did you leave your companions? asked the lady, with a touch of forgiveness in her voice. I am without companions, just as I am without luggage, laughed the girl. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.