and much beside. The two F. brothers, Lev and Ivan, had
I saw five little trees standing in a field near the stream. The stems of these, which, considering the scarcity of trees in Iceland, may be called remarkable phenomena, were crooked and knotty, but yet six or seven feet high, and about four or five inches in diameter.
As my guide had foretold, I found a very comfortable room and a good bed in the priest's house. Herr Horfuson is one of the best men I have ever met with. He eagerly sought opportunities for giving me pleasure, and to him I owe several fine minerals and an Icelandic book of the year 1601. May God reward his kindness and benevolence!
We retraced our steps as far as the river Huitha, over which we rowed, and then turned in another direction. Our journey led us through beautiful valleys, many of them producing abundance of grass; but unfortunately so much moss grew among it, that these large plains were not available for pastures, and only afforded comfort to travellers by their aspect of cheerfulness. They were quite dry.
The valley in which Hjalmholm, our resting-place for this night, was situated, is traversed by a stream of lava, which had, however, been modest enough not to fill up the whole valley, but to leave a space for the pretty stream Elvas, and for some fields and hillocks, on which many cottages stood. It was one of the most populous valleys I had seen in Iceland.
Hjalmholm is situated on a hill. In it lives the Sysselmann of the Rangaar district, in a large and beautiful house such as I saw no where in Iceland except in Reikjavik. He had gone to the capital of the island as member of the Allthing; but his daughters received me very hospitably and kindly.
We talked and chatted much; I tried to display my knowledge of the Danish language before them, and must often have made use of curious phrases, for the girls could not contain their laughter. But that did not abash me; I laughed with them, applied to my dictionary, which I carried with me, and chatted on. They seemed to gather no very high idea of the beauty of my countrywomen from my personal appearance; for which I humbly crave the forgiveness of my countrywomen, assuring them that no one regrets the fact more than I do. But dame Nature always treats people of my years very harshly, and sets a bad example to youth of the respect due to age. Instead of honouring us and giving us the preference, she patronises the young folks, and every maiden of sixteen can turn up her nose at us venerable matrons. Besides my natural disqualifications, the sharp air and the violent storms to which I had been subjected had disfigured my face very much. They had affected me more than the burning heat of the East. I was very brown, my lips were cracked, and my nose, alas, even began to rebel against its ugly colour. It seemed anxious to possess a new, dazzling white, tender skin, and was casting off the old one in little bits.
The only circumstance which reinstated me in the good opinion of the young girls was, that having brushed my hair unusually far out of my face, a white space became visible. The girls all cried out simultaneously, quite surprised and delighted: "Hun er quit" (she is white). I could not refrain from laughing, and bared my arm to prove to them that I did not belong to the Arab race.
A great surprise was destined me in this house; for, as I was ransacking the Sysselmann's book-case, I found Rotteck's Universal History, a German Lexicon, and several poems and writings of German poets.
- skin, how he had passed the night. He seemed perfectly
- From his conversation with the deserting members of von
- a friendly eye, nor a man who did not aspire to become
- root, the incredibly long finger-nail of the Mandarin Quong!
- and the land was wooded down to the water’s edge. In
- These innumerable energies are, as I have ex-plained, attracted
- What? Are you saying that you do things in your bedroom
- of early Persian ware. He was displaying its peculiar virtues
- freedom from doubt and questioning. Baynes had urged her
- glances—the boy's a glance of undisguised passionate
- dear, kind-hearted Germans cannot bear to give to the fish
- taken to Rome as a captive and got your civilization there,
- possessed for him. So it came that his was a familiar figure
- beyond the range of the firelight, but he saw no shining
- them, and simultaneously he dropped lightly to the trail
- or thing which exists. It is here that two energies meet,
- rising, was gradually flooding the cave of the dragon.
- He crossed to a sideboard and mixed himself a stiff whisky-and-soda.
- to your offspring that any-thing sexual is to be hidden.
- of what von Harben's attempted exploration had suggested.
- first time that he had been surprised there he apologized
- will go and fight the Gomangani with Tarzan of the Apes,
- his wife left Batala, Miss Tucker had to leave also. Once
- that the Almighty will not suffer the Mission to be permanently
- At certain seasons they catch also, in “corrales,”
- own critical thinking proc-esses are very much likely to
- Now let us consider the questions you’ve just asked within
- movies, pulp paper-backs. Whatever you do, don’t think,
- Indian family, who had come to trade in a canoe from Caylen,
- to me that English folk in India rather change in character.
- about the same period of which Knox is speaking, I was
- did not treat them unkindly, though they evidently considered
- He divided his small following into two parties, entrusting
- he preferred to find an easier way to the lake shore if
- and children came to the water's edge to watch them as
- ‘June 22.—The banyan-tree has dropped its brown leaves
- to have a good idea of time, was employed to strike the
- or fever. One wanders about in the dark,—perhaps helped
- Natives, and whom they therefore wish to propitiate as
- to the telephone, dazedly, but, recognizing the voice of
- and go into permanent camp just beyond the great river
- floor, over between the high, draped windows, and a faint
- It being impossible to ascend and as starvation surely
- When an attempt is made to balance this point of view with
- his face. A bank of yellow fog instantly enveloped him,
- And why? demanded the other. There have been no changes
- her. After a while this was sanctioned, and consequently
- God’s justice with the punishment of the Innocent. The
- the steps again, finding himself now nearly up to his armpits
- caste; he vehemently opposes idol-worship, and will readily