He had the professorial temperament; there was not much poetry in his composition. If you were to ask him, 'What are those wonderful rocks over there, shaped like some Titanic organ and glowing with a kind of violet flame? he would say, 'Organ be blowed. It's columnar lithoidite. I learnt a little from him, but not enough. I wish we had him here. He could have told us something." And Mr.