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distance where rises the majestic mountain Goenoeng Goentoer, and a silvery gleam at its base betokens the lake of Bagendit. Farther afield towards the left may be seen the white residences of Garoet, and on the glittering horizon the tall peaks of the volcano Papandayan, while numerous other mountains seem etched against the sky-line. Turning to resume the upward path one enters a dense forest with its palms, tree ferns, creepers, and other tropical growths tangled in wild confusion, and scattered here and there grow gigantic white flowers of a poisonous plant called atropine, so well known to the eye specialist. Soon a small white stream is noticeable rushing down the mountain side, and here the road dividesa the one on the left leading to the lake which suddenly comes into viewa a most impressive sight. Pale green in colour and continually bubbling owing to the presence of small craters at the bottom. It is almost circular in shape and on the opposite side vapours are seen issuing
Tjipanas, near Garoet.
from the rocks, showing that the crater there is still active. A path leading to the right takes one to a smaller lake and to some hot sulphurous springs and small waterfall. The trip takes about seven hours and costs ten to twelve guilders (16s. 8d. to 20s.).
A pleasant time can be spent in an excursion to Kawah Manoek, a crater. Leaving early in the morning this trip can be easily accomplished before noon. The view from the summit of the famous Plain of Leles is splendid. In a little over half-an-hour a visit can be made to the small lake, Sitoe Bagendit where, at a small cost, the visitor can be rowed across the lake to a hill on the west bank, from which a line view of the surrounding country is obtained. The "ferry" consists of two hollowed-out trees, fashioned into long narrow boats, over which is securely fastened a frame work of strong matting, on which are placed some com-