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the latter end of

"August" in the 1818 text. This was changed to "September" in 1831 to avoid a jumble in the chronology (compare 3.1.5 in both 1818 and 1831). The expedition to Mont Blanc took place "about the middle of August" (2.1.4), but then upon Victor's return, as this chapter opens by recounting, "Day after day, week after week passed away" (3.1.1) in listlessness.