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labourers in that department of literature, I have sought to keep back my name rather than to thrust it obtrusively before the public in connection with productions which, however good or bad of their kind, had no individuality or importance sufficient to warrant their being connected with any particular author. That is the usual feeling of public writers in this country; but

; there is always some one insensible to it. A few months ago one of those candid friends who are the gentian and rhubarb of life, remarked to me: “What a stupid article that is on the CUTTLE-FISH which you have in

- ! I wonder you put your name to it.” Now the cuttle-fish is a denizen of the ocean with which I am well acquainted, from its toughness as an article of diet, it having been the habit of my Hong-Kong butler to give me a curry of it whenever he was displeased with me, adding, when he saw my frown, the dubious consolation : "Eh! No likey ? I tinkee he makee you likey to-mollow (to-morrow) cully too muchee." But to write articles on the cuttle-fish was, I knew, out of my line; and I was shocked at having my name pointed out to me, printed in full, at the bottom of such an article. At first I cherished the hope that this was the work of some practical humourist; but found, on inquiry, that this alter ego, the cuttlefish A. W., was a sad reality; that he had published several articles of the same kind, and had as much title as myself to the name he bears. I know how vain it is

to hope that any pushing young Scotchman will consent to preach behind a screen if he has any opportunity of doing so in front of it; therefore I address no remonstrance or request to the ichthyologist himself. But, would not some Scotch University-say Aberdeen or Glasgow-have the goodness to make a distinction between us by conferring upon him the degree of D.D., L.L.D., or whatever other high academical distinction his arduous researches into the character of the cuttle-fish may justify?

LONDON, July 1875.

ITINERARY.

The character of the more important part of my journey will be rendered more intelligible by the following list of halting-places for the night, along with their heights :

Place.

Province.

Height in feet.

Date.

Simla
Fagú .
Theog
Muttiana
Narkanda
Kotgarh
Nirth

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1873. British territory

7,084 June Keontal

about 7,000 Theog

about 7,000 Komarsen about 7,000

nearly 9,000 Kotgarh

6,700

7-11 Kunáwar or Bus- about 3,000 sahir

about 3,000 Kunáwar

6,023

7,115 about 7,000

17 about 6,000 about 7,000

20 nearly 9,000 nearly 9,000

22 9,096

23-27 about 9,000

28 about 9,000

29 about 9,000

30 9,020 July 1 nearly 9,000 2,3 about 10,000 July 4 to Aug. 4 about 10,000 Aug. 5 about 10,500

6 about 13,000

7 Chinese Tibet

10,027

8,9 about 13,000

10 Kunawar about 13,000

11 Hangrang about 13,000

12

Rampúr
Gaura
Serahan
Taranda
Poynda
Nachar
Oorni
Rogi.
Pangay
Rarang
Jangi
Lippe
Súgnam
Shaso
Pú .
Dúbling
Khalb
Namgea Fields
Shipki
Shipki Fields
Namgea Fields
Camp on Lio Porgyúl

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Hangrang. Chinese Tibet Spiti

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Place.

do.

Nako.
Chango
Camp on To-tzo R.
Lari
Poi
Dankar
Kazeh
Morang
Kiotro
Losar .
First Camp on Chandra

R.
Second
Third do.
Fourth do.
Kokser
Sísú
Gandla
Kaelang
Guhmohr
Darcha
First Campon Shinkal P.
Second do.
Third

do. Kharjak Thesur Camp below Suley Mune Padam Seni Gonpa Phe First Camp on Pense P. Second do. Ringdom. Gúlmatongo Parkatse Súrú . Sankú Hamlet opposite Dras Dras Mataan Baltal Sonamarg Goond Kangan Ganderbahi Srinagar Avantipur . Bijbehara

1873. 11,975 Aug. 13, 14 10,215

15 about 11,000

16 about 11,600 about 12,000

18 12,774 19, 20 about 12,800 about 13,000

22 about 13,000

23 13,395

24 about 13,500

25 about 12,500

26 about 12,000

27 about 11,500

28 10,261 9,938

30 10,314

31 about 10,300 Sept. 1-3 about 10,600 10,844

5 about 12,000 about 15,000

8 about 15,500

9 13,670

10 about 13,000

11 about 12,000

12 about 12,500

13 11,873

14 about 12,000

15 about 12,500 about 13,000

18 about 13,000

19 about 12,500

20 about 12,000

21 about 12,000

22 10,624

23 about 10,000

24 about 10,500

25 10,144 about 10,500

27 about 9,500

28 about 8,700

29 about 7,700

30 about 7,000 Oct. 1 about 6,500

2 5,235 3-12 about 5,400

13 about 5,500

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