Tatini was adept in canoeing, and with a quartet of hoe we would have ordinarily sent the vaa spinning through the water; but we were nearing the southernmost extremity of the Presqu'ile, and the wind and current from the northeast swept about the broken coast in a confusion of puffs and blasts, choppy waves and roaring breakers, and made our progress slow and hazardous.
Below is a copy of the letters for the record, although it is suggested that the reader skim over them for now, as they are not relevant except as historical interest: Schloss-Hotel Heidelberg May 7, 1878 H. Albert Lieber Herr Taylor: Wir werden hier blieben viellicht fuer drie Monate, zum Schloss Hotel.
He soon learned to laugh at the big, floppy birds that made horrible noises.
Illustration: POPPY HEAD, LADY CHAPEL.
Pale, sloppy, yellow houses; an oppressive absence of colour; a peculiar bleakness in the streets.