mile or so we began a steep ascent, and a fourth pony had to be attached in front. After a long pull up we got to a small village near the top of the hill. On descending the other side the road enters a very pretty gully filled with fine trees and masses of tree-ferns and undergrowth. Several peculiar bridges are passed over. These are often roofed in ; I don't know why, unless it is to keep off the rain,
which might assist to rot them. Some of them were made entirely of bamboo, and displayed great ingenuity.
Still further up the line, between Tjandjoer and Bandoeng, there are again some attempts at fine scenery. Rapid mountain streams dashing through wooded gorges afford very pretty glimpses, and the country becomes altogether wilder and less cultivated.
JAVANESE BRIDGES.JAVANESE BRIDGES.