Pomona's Travels

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Letter Number Twenty-four

EDINBURGH

I WAS sorry to stop my last letter right in the middle of the "Lady of the Lake" country, but I couldn't get it all in, and the fact is, I can't get all I want to say in any kind of a letter. The things I have seen and want to write about are crowded together like the Scottish mountains.

On the day after we got to Trossachs Hotel, and I don't know any place I would rather spend weeks at than there, Jone and I walked through the "darksome glen" where the stag,

"Soon lost to hound and hunter's ken,
In the deep Trossachs' wildest nook
His solitary refuge took."

And then we came out on the far-famed Loch Katrine. There was a little steamboat there to take passengers to the other end, where a coach was waiting, but it wasn't time for that to start, and we wandered on the banks of that song-gilded piece of water. It didn't lie before us like "one burnished sheet of living gold," as it appeared to James Fitz- James, but my soul could supply the sunset if I chose. There, too, was the island of the fair Ellen,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Letter Number One 5
  • Letter Number Two 15
  • Letter Number Three 30
  • Letter Number Fou 41
  • Letter Number Five 54
  • Letter Number Six 59
  • Letter Number Seven 68
  • Letter Number Eight 80
  • Letter Number Nine 88
  • Letter Number Ten 104
  • Letter Number Eleven 110
  • Letter Number Twelve 117
  • Letter Number Thirteen 129
  • Letter Number Fourteen 138
  • Letter Number Fifteen 148
  • Letter Number Sixteen 165
  • Letter Number Seventeen 175
  • Letter Number Eighteen 191
  • Letter Number Nineteen 199
  • Letter Number Twenty 211
  • Letter Number Twenty-One 219
  • Letter Number Twenty-Two 226
  • Letter Number Twenty-Three 241
  • Letter Number Twenty-Four 249
  • Letter Number Twenty-Five 257
  • Letter Number Twenty-Six 269
  • Letter Number Twenty-Seven 272
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