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FROM EDINBUIZGII TO INDIA AND BURMAH
If the ride in the morning was pleasant, that in the
afternoon and evening was even more so. As we came down
the glens to Kalychet, the gold of the evening faded in
front of us, and left us in soft sweetly-scented darkness.
The fire-flies lit up, and their little golden lamps flickering
alongside through the intricacies of the dark bamboo stems
helped to show us the track.
How tired we were when we at last reached the rest-
house: tired of the delight of the day and the difficulty of
riding in the dark. It blew a little during the night and
grew cold, but we thought of the heat of the day and made
belief that we were very snug, though the wind did play
freely through the open floor and cane walls.
From Kalychet to Momouk in the sun in the morning
was perhaps our most enjoyable ride, such heat, and light,
and exhilarating air, the air of Norway with southern colour.
Butterflies, huge black fellows with dazzling blue patches,
fluttered off the sandy bits of road, their shadows blacker
than themselves, the ponies' feet crackled the great hard
teak leaves. Out of forest and creepers into bamboo