a half, they are allowed 24lbs. of luggage only. Lastly it should
be noted that in hilly districts the 'Skydsskaffer' is frequently au¬
thorised to charge for more than the actual distance. Every station-
master is bound to keep nDagbog (Skydsbog) or day-book, in which
the traveller enters his orders and records his complaints if he has
any to make. On the first page of the 'Dagbog' is always entered the
distance to the nearest station in each direction, whether by road or
by small boat, so that the traveller will have little difficulty in
calculating the fare. Strictly speaking the fare may be exacted
before the hirer starts, but it is usually paid at the end of the stage,
when the 'Gut', or girl (Jente) who takes his place, receives a gra¬
tuity of 15-20 e. per station. The 'Gaardskarl', or man who helps
to harness the horse, does not expect a gratuity. The following
table shows the fares exigible at the different kinds of posting-
stations : ■—
The old tariff, still in force in some of the remoter districts, is
lower than the above.
For the transmission of passengers and their luggage by boat
(Baadskyds or Vandskyds) the regulations are similar. The follow¬
ing table shows the usual fares: —
med Karjol (Karjoler) eller Stolkjwrre (Stolkjcerrer) Mandagen den 20. Juli,
Formiddagen(Eftermiddagen) Klokken et (to, Ire, etc.). Paa same Tid varm
Frokost for en Person (to, tre Personer).
Date & Place. . Signature.
The station-master may dismiss the horses if the traveller is more
than 2V2 hours late, and after the first hour of waiting he may exact
Ventepenge or 'waiting-money'.