PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 95
THE a OLAG/a WHERE CERTAIN UNMARRIED WOMEN LIVE IN BONTOC.
months before that a young American, son of a Government scientist, was carried to his death by a big slide on this trail and we heard of many accidents in the rainy season.
The mountains of a tropical country, in spite of their danger, exhibit earth's most charming scenes. Nowhere else have I seen such glorious views. The giant tree-fern and the majestic pine meet on Luzona s hillsides; tropical verdure clothes the valleys and a sea of mist floats between the forest and the luminous tinted clouds which are the glory of the Philippines. Begonias and ferns border the trail and the Benguet lily, much like our Bermuda lily, gleams out from its mossy setting. Far away over the blue ranges lie the plain and the China Sea.
We saw but few Benguet and Lepanto villages. These