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111 ページ - The Peak rises from the centre of a parching infertile plateau of yellow pumice sand about twenty miles in circuit. In the whole of this elevated expanse, there is not one habitation. The solitary traveller who, from fatigue or other disabling cause, here chanced to die, might, by the action of the sun, and the pure desiccating air, be transformed into an excellent mummy, ere a wandering goatherd, a ncvcro (snowgatherer), or a sulphur worker discovered his body.
117 ページ - Here at Rambla, however, I was suddenly immersed in an atmosphere of perfume, when I pushed aside the heavy wooden door. It was the Friday before Palm Sunday ; and in preparation for the day the pavement was littered with the petals of roses and red geraniums, and the many little altars of this little church were bedecked with boughs of bloom of various kinds. A number of women were kneeling...
118 ページ - A number of women were kneeling among the rose leaves, and, in the far end, by the altar, there peeped from the eave of his confessional the round head of a priest, who was listening to the murmur of a penitent at his feet. Of course the ladies for the moment forgot their devotions when they saw a man in riding dress and heavy boots come crushing amid the flowers on the floor.
134 ページ - Leaving the volcancta, we dropped gaily down the slopes of Teide, with the full evening light upon the yellow pines. The boys sang, very much in disunison, but with exceeding heartiness. For my part, however, I was a willing victim to the charms of Teide, and nothing but Teide. The mountain seemed to come nearer as the sun went west.
121 ページ - There was a skull on his table, and, when my friend came to meet me, all else was so dark that I saw nothing distinctly except the skull. For the moment, he affected a mood of levity, and talked of billiards and whist at the club, but nature asserted itself by and by, and he made many distressful remarks as we paced up and down the moonlit streets.
137 ページ - ABOVE 1COD. pyramid, and the pink cone cresting it, with soft inward curves, were dazzling to look at. Anon, a purple shadow fell upon the base of the mountain, and crept slowly upwards. And in this stage of the day, with a sky of the purest blue above, and never a cloud in the heavens...
138 ページ - Virgin, would proceed down the aisle, and through the streets, towards the Calvary where, amid much sobbing, the burial scene in the cave of Arimathea would be enacted. But to-day the veil seemed to cool the heated church, like the palm-leaves.
106 ページ - ... boys, headed by the sacristan, fled down the steps, gasping with mirth. However, as it was nothing to me if I had given untimely warning of some holy hour, I stayed among the bells until I had seen enough of the town, and then descended, and went off to my hotel. From this experience, I fancied that Jose might prove a rogue.
127 ページ - Towards bedtime, new diversion offered. The hostess remarked that she had a daughter, and upon such a possession I congratulated her. " Moreover," continued the good woman, " she is learning the French, and speaks it a little ; not so well as the senor speaks Spanish, but better than not at all.
140 ページ - Two or three huts like pigsties held the population of the nook ; and ere long we had a wondering throng of savage little faces within hail of our meats and bottles. The hill scenery of this valley, and the large, staring eyes of these grimy children — fresh from play with the pigs and poultry — alike reminded me of Marathon.