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[[left side]]
every now and then a long-legged undergraduate strides along.  Oh my child I dont know what you would do here  you would be quite choked with delight.
It is far prettier and much more elegant here than I expected it to be. 
Maud and her dear little girl met me at the station and we drove in an omnibus to the house - not seeing much on the way, until we got nearly to the house, when there came in sight one or two delicious bits of rich old medaeval [[medieval]] architecture, walls rising out of bosky streams, like Venice, 

[[right side]]
if one side of the canal were rich meadows and drooping trees—  The house is broad and comparatively shallow like this -

[[sketch + descriptive words]]
river.
garden tennis etc
my room 2d story
garden
front door
big road—
[[/sketch + descriptive words]]

The house has many more rooms in it than I have indicated, dont know it all yet—  
The Darwins must be very well off - everything is the perfection of [[dainty?]] luxury - homelike and sweet at the same time I felt when I got into it (pardon the confusion of images) 
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