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letter from Manne (Mannevillette Elihu Dearing Brown) to his sister Corinna (Mrs. C.E. Aldrich). It is a short letter because he is almost speechless from the news of his brother's death. But he writes some about his time in Venice, where he says he will stay until he comes home. He compares Venitian boat men to Indians because of their skin tone. They are the only Venetians, he says, that are ever out in the sun, because of the narrowness of the streets. He also compares the gondolas to Indian birch canoes.