FROM TONKIN TO INDIA
in shape and size, to what are still found in the mines of Laurium, the product of bygone Greek industry;aanother strange instance of conformity between an ancient people of advanced civilisation and a savage one of to-day.
On the 18th (November) we stepped out freely along a shady, sloping path, in which the hoof marks of buffalo became increasingly frequent, and just as day was declining emerged all at once upon a rolling sward of close-cropped grass. With cries of astonishment, aAllais! Allais! our men broke away, and raced each other with their loads towards the camping ground.
The cause of their boyish glee,awhat they imprisoned in the deep and narrow gorges of the Kiou-kiang had never in their lives beheld,awhat we ourselves had wrell-nigh forgotten for five months in those pent-up valleys,awasathe level plain !
Passing the Torrent of the Kiou-kiang.