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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

Tagus Cove,   pp. [109]-115 ff.


Page 114

DAVID GOES VOYAGING 
seven weeks earlier. She left the ship at five 
in the morning and was climbing all day till 
evening. She did get up beyond the clouds 
and then had to go by compass. There was 
damp wet grass and vegetation up there, al- 
though the lower slopes had all been dry lava 
and burned bunches of grassy stuff. She saw 
fresh tortoise tracks and wanted to follow on, 
but she knew everyone on the ship would 
worry if she did not come back and so she 
had to leave to climb down again. She went 
all alone. 
  Mother and Isabel took a hard climb in the 
opposite direction over two high hills and they 
saw a very much bigger crater lake which had 
never been reported before. It had very 
steep walls over five hundred feet high, and 
six little cone-like islands in the middle. 
  Along the shores of the cove there are grot- 
toes and, little caves and here there are pen- 
guins, and pelicans, and boobies and some very 
strange birds called flightless cormorants-- 
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