GALITA AND PANTALIERA 19
At 4 p.m. we passed the island of Galita, where the Italians come every summer for tunny-fish and red coral. It is otherwise hardly inhabited. There are a few islets and rocks at either end of it.
Sunday y September 29.aAt 5 a.m. we were passing Pantalieria, an island, of some eight or nine thousand inhabitants, between Sicily and Africa, famous for its sweet wine and its beautiful women. A neolithic village, with pottery and tools, and sepulchral chambers built of rough blocks of lava, have been excavated here.
There is no sun this morningaboth sky and sea being grey, but it is very calm and placid. 11 If you can invent," says the skipper, " some X-rays which will reveal the sun and horizon in thick weather, not only will your fortune be made, but you won't have any hair on your head because of the mariners' blessings which will be heaped upon you !" He was much impressed with Ezekiel's dirge over the downfall of the mistress of the sea which I read to him. " I never knew," he said, " that there was anything like that in the Bible. Why don't the Johnnies who get up into the pulpit tell us of these things? Why, Ezekiel's description of the merchandise of Tyre tallies exactly with the kind of cargo we are carrying in such boats
There is a distinct Sabbatic calm about the ship on a Sunday, for only quite necessary work is done. This afternoon the sun was glinting with sleepy light upon the untroubled sea, until at length the ship wasThere is a distinct Sabbatic calm about the ship on a Sunday, for only quite necessary work is done. This afternoon the sun was glinting with sleepy light upon the untroubled sea, until at length the ship was