Broad and strong is God Ardjoeno, and the Sleeping Virgin of the Kawi is distinctly visible. She lies with her head to the south, the hands folded on her breast and her knees a little bent upwards ; her feet seem nearly to touch Ardjoeno.
Mist and cloud often envelop the mountain ridges before midday, and hover over the plain
Foto : O. Kurkdjian, Soerabaya.
Grotto near Tosari.
and over the paths. One may be quite in them. But they do not cause a shiver; these clouds are not damp and chilling; this pure, strengthening air, which one inhales eagerly, might be pure ether; one feels so fresh and so light.
Suddenly, sometimes in the morning hours, these mists arise, when nature is but half awake and all things glittering drowsily in the sunshine.
Then slowly, slowly, rises a cloud-curtain,