Two Happy Years in Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint) by C. F. Gordon CummingTwo Happy Years in Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint) by C. F. Gordon Cumming

Two Happy Years in Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

byC. F. Gordon Cumming

Paperback | December 26, 2018

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Excerpt from Two Happy Years in Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2

One fairy-like detail was the abundance of exquisitely delicate climbing ferns, of several varieties, which in some places literally mat the jungle and veil tall trees with their graceful drapery. One of these is identical with that Whose beauty is so fully recognised by the Fijians that they call it the Wa Kalou, the fern of God, and in heathen days wreathed it around the ridge-pole of their temples.

In Ceylon it is cut wholesale, and laid as a covering over thatch, its long, glossy, black stems, like coarse horse-hair, acting as rain-conductors. Near Avissawella I sketched a very peculiar covered bridge, with wooden pillars supporting a high thatched roof, which was thus protected.

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Title:Two Happy Years in Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 26, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1332435785

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