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[OOKING DOWNI FII LOFTY each step. The stones are each about From there I gt in anoter electric -i te protesor will permit-
I2A E three and a half feet high-a little di- tram and we started the ascent. The must go downstairs and drink to her
(Continued from Page 1) ferei from the old stairs in tiiiver: orange trees were in blossom, all the health!
sity hall. We made the ascent In farms were green, and as we started
;icli trip, the descnt was ore about sixteen minutes, which is e- up the haaeofte monta iw a Mr. Edward Garnett, author of "Fri-
restihg thai the climb, for we did hps a itle better oan the avege many timct oes suvius acts u, day Nights (Knopf), a an of the late
areturn on theailway, but rather t hthBd n guides can makepeople seem to go right back to the Dr. Richard Garnett 'of the British Mu-
" turwn the inountainside rdm it in seven or eight mn tes. foot of it, build their farms again and seum, represents the third generation
ight of thirty-live iludred feet The Pheops Pyramid has a height wait for another eruption. of a literary family, his grandfather
he village beidw, a total distance of 451 feet (originally 483 feet) and a Finally the ascent got too steep for Richard Garnett the elder, being a dis
wo and a half iles. length on each side of 750 feet with the motor of the tram, so an electric tinguished philologist about a hundred
lie streets in Funchal are all made a cubic content of more than 3,000,- engine hitched on to the back of the years ago. In 1889 Edward Garnett
mail cobblestones over which the 000 cubic yards, the entire structure car and everything was O. K. again. married Constance Black, whose faith-
brats "Maelinestis" drwn by covering an area of thirteen acres! At this part the ascent was about 30 ful series of translations of Turgenev;
r easily glideran their steel(drawnby At one time it was perfectly smooth, degrees. In an hour we reached the Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Tchehov are
being covered with alabaster, and the very base of the mountain itself and recognized as classics in the English-
. The "Slide Down the Mon- again changed vehicles, this time get- speaking world. In 1895 Mr. Garnett
. is similar in that the vehicles top came to a peak. Now there is ating into a funicular car which wasa blisher' d "d d"
a holding two, some three people' platform about 20 feet square on top- built more on a slant than anything I as a pubhr's reaer "iscovered
large wicker chairs,. also o 'This is entirely covered with names, have ever seen. It was pulled up by Mr. Joseph Conrad, at least Mr. Conrad
esed steel runners which attain- dates, and insignia carved in the rock cables, and to this day I don't see says so. Me had also the honour of
e a speed in the descent. A driver by the thousands of people who have what would have happened had they being an early critical adviser of Mr.
swith~each crt-(I realiy am at amade the ascent. (Incidentally two broken. The ascent at this part was John Galsworthy and their friendshii
to know just what to call them) more names, together with "Michi- 55 degrees-thank the Lord it wasn't has survived this and other perils.
lp steem and guide it gor the slide gan," can,now be found there. Some more! On each side of the track was I Mr. Garnett is by profession a pub-
not straight and. the many turns of the dates were in the 1700's, but black lava was all that one could see. lisher's reader, a calling which may
st b and.,t e m igyt I saw none earlier than that. Mere it was piled in huge rock forma- be likened to literary midwifery. Of
it be made carefully, or one might ttoions, there it seemed like a gravel pit a temperament both enthusiastic and
r land at the bottom (or any-- We had afternoon tea on top, took -what would it have been like when cynical Mr Garnett has taken pleasure
re else for that matter). a few pictures, and 'drank" in the pouring down the mountainside, acicalran etyohatkrseaurs
aalf way down the driver stops the magnificent view. On one side as far molten white? neglected, and authors too much above
nd by means of the sign lang- as the eye can reach is sand-noth- This tri took about twenty m- lthe heads of the crowd. He has alive-
e interspersed with Portuguese ing but sand; on the o er is the Nile, utes, when we reached the summit y distaste for lwest seller" and ve-
ds make you understand that he green fields, and in the distance the Here we were met by guides, who lstor "bs selr " ander.
it avea dinkofthefa os a-cit ofCaio wth Itsoomerleetook !uis around the summit, a di- Galworthy ha declared that aftr h
t have a .drink of the famous Ma cty ofG ar it ts a n bumberess nei600iioitradudt was Iaunhed ntefl ivigtd
'a wine before he aan continue mosuo, minlaret;asd obeliks ie- tance of ,000 kilometers and up towalunhdOtefllloigie
A i he no ing up from e tow. One peculiar the edge where we could look nto the of-success Mr. Garnett took mch less
o rtugo se never was oodthing we rticed wae' that no feeling immense crater, about 20 yards be- interest in his early works than before.
e of Portuguese never was good ofdizziness rsutedarothaooking oerlow us, and see the smoke, stones, and In an article in the London West-
Sundays, so beilg unable to argue te loss resute e o ove fire bursting forth from the small minster Gazette Gasworth wrote of
him we had to acquiesce with sa th t wast due e . t cone. A few days before my trip there Mr. Garnette ii e91 "I say without
d grace a ossible. Ie was gone act that there was no sa e drop, a new cone had broken forth and from .
to a while, and when he finally re- rather a gradual decline, yet, as a this we could see the white and red hesitation that he has done more for
eared, I rather had my doubts as matter of fact, it would be just as bAd lava running. We descended into the English fiction than any living critic,
whether he could readily navigate to fall off as if it did go straight crater about 100 feet, but the smoke and for less recognition. It is de-
safely to the bottom. Fortunately down. The descent was comparative- and sulphur fumes got so dense that voutly to be hoped that he, who was
arrived o. -K. and .a few hours ly easy, though once or twice I wished we had to give up the trip t the bot- born with such distrust of success,
,r steamed away for Gibraltar I had tennis shoes for the stones were tom. From the summit of the 1ioun with such inveterate feeling for the
ere I had hoped for another climb, quite slippery from the thousands of tain the view is gorgeous;afar in the lost cause, will forgive me for thus
the British wo't allow anyone tO 'feet that have walked over them. distance is the island of Capri, to the expressing my conviction; for I can-
0 gleft the Neapolitan resorts, Sorrento, not help saying at last what justice
or up the fortress at all. The It was three Weeks bfore we again Castellemare, etc., and before us shoud h id l ao
t big climb, omitting two others- attempted to reach the sky and this stretched the beautiful bay of Naples, said__slongag__ .
Upper Corniche Road from Monte time In another land, under entirely as blue as a sapphire. I shall never
lo to Nice and the climb up the different conditions. forget the sight. Edwin Arlington Robinson and Pa-
opolis in Athens, which were very Our first week in Naples, Italy, we Well, enough for today. My draic Colum have gone to the Mac-
resting, is one of the most, If not had miserable weather but the eighth thoughts are always with Michigan, of Dowell Colony in Peterborough, N.
most, fascinating of all; the climb day dawned-what is that old expres- the wonderful times we had there and J., for their summer work.
the top of the greatest pyramid, sion-"bright and clear?" Anyway, it ;=iIIIIIII I# it11111111 I IIIIN I11111 I If1##111I
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he ascent is difficult and rather tir- to go with me, I started off alone to
but perfectly safe. Two drago- climb Mount Vesuvius. Leaving Na
(guides) accompany each person plea on a peculiar little electric trainS
ng up and greatly assist in the I rode for about an hour when we
shing and pulling" necessary for got to a little town called Pugliano.
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