. Arrived at Czerwinsk
, where sister L. and Baron von Rabe
met us. He kissed my hand in a courtly manner.
My sister looks well, but has had a hard time.
We drove to Lesnian where Annie von R. and her mother-in-law made us welcome.”
“August 9, Lesnian
. A quiet day at home, writing and some work.
Tea with Sister
L. in the open air. Then went with Baron von Rabe
to visit his farm buildings, which are very extensive; not so nicely finished as would be the case in America
We got many fleas in our clothes.... In the evening the Baron
began to dispute with me concerning the French
and the use and excellence of war, etc. ...”
. Up early to Czerwinsk
and thence by Dirschau to Marienburg to see the famous Ritterschloss
of the Teutonic Knights
. ... Angel Michael
weighing the souls, a triptychthe good in right wing received by St. Peter
and clothed by angels, the wicked in the other wing going down.
The beautiful sheen of the Archangellike peacock brightness — a devil with butterfly wings.”
. In the church yesterday we were shown five holes in a flat tombstone.
They say that a parricide was buried beneath this stone, and the fingers of his hand forced themselves through these holes.
They showed us this hand, dried, and hung up in a chapel.
Here also we saw a piece of embroidery in fine pearls, formerly belonging to the Catholic
service, and worth thousands of dollars.
Some very ancient priests' garments, with Arabic designs, were said to have been ”