T. Cook and son; J. H. de Bussy,
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KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ.
We go on horseback to Lalidjiwa, a small country-house that stands at a height of 2700 metres (four hours ride), and thence on foot to the crater (three hours climbing).
The descent, of course, takes less time, so that we may get back before sunset to the hotel at Prign. But more pleasure can be obtained from our visit, if we are in no hurry. In that case, we go the first day to Lalidjiwa, and stay there until three o'clock in the morning, in order to reach the top by moonlight or by torchlight, to witness the sunrise. Having rested a few hours, we return to Lalidjiwa, and if necessary, in the afternoon to Prign. We might also start from Waliran, to visit first the summits of the Ardjoeno, be done in there and
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Waliran, on a clear day, constantly sees before him the bare peak, like a desolate heap of ruins, over which lies a yellowish-grey cover, caused by the dry cypress-grass, which with the red-green vaccinium shrub, is the only plant that can thrive in this dreary wilderness of ashes, lava, and brimstone.
At first the road leads along rice-fields and through two dsa's, Palembon and Trts, and then through coffee-plantations, after which wild trees prevail. The fresher green of European hue, and the gnarled branches of the oak-trees that are marked out against the dull greyish-green of the gloomy tjemara's, are pleasant to the eye. From a plateau, on which a hut has been built, we
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