The other peasant looked merely stolid and dirty, and seemed to be little better than a cretin, as he sat heavily in his place without offering to stir. "Can't you give us some food, or at any rate some milk? we have been to the top of the Schilthorn, and are very tired."
Love is flowerlike, Friendship is a sheltering tree; O the joys that came down showerlike With virtue, truth, and liberty, When I was young." Coleridge. "To-morrow, then, we are all to ascend the Schilthorn," said Mr Kennedy, as he bade good-night to the merry party assembled in the salle a manger of the chalet inn at Murrem. "Or as high as we ladies can get," said Mrs Dudley.
He found himself, very unexpectedly, a hero in the general estimation. The romantic adventure on the Schilthorn had been rumoured about among the numerous English visitors to the Valley of Lauterbrunnen, until it had reached the editor of a local paper, and so had flowed through Galignani into the general stream of the English journals.
"You'll be qualified for the Alpine Club, Miss Home, before the day's over, I've no doubt." "No," said Julian, "they want 13,000 feet, I believe, and the Schilthorn is only 9,000." "Nearly three times higher than Snowdon; only fancy!" said Cyril. Meanwhile the party had started with fair weather, and in high spirits.