New Zealnd Legislators on Mount Vesuvius.
■'' ivyxdu, l. 'j^w;:,::.: :-> d£t>-:- - Writes the Dunedin " Star's " London Special:—Dr Fitchett and Mr Thomas Mackenzie will Jongremember their ascent of Vesuvius!! The mountain f was? in an angry mood that day, its rumblings and growlrngs; indicated an early, if not. imminent, outburst. Most of tne pean tourists preferred to view the crater from a safe distance ; -but assured by a voluble guide there ..was no real danger the two New- Zealauders proceeded by the. usual route td: the verge. They had arrived, and; were peering curiously into its sulphurous depths, when- suddenly with a- : marrow-moving roar, the demon in command merged - from, growljng, passivity^ into furious activity, and commenced to jbelch forth huge flakes'of burning lava, Oh'tnrning to their guide to ascertain whether things . were.sfcillsafe, Dr. Fitchett and hiaJriend found to 'their" dismay he- had flSd-;". in fact, the rascal could, just be perceived in the distance through sulphur fuiries and fiery hail flying as if for his life. * N<»e^lless to say, the New Zealanders likewise lost no time in making tracks. A very (bad quarter of an hour followed^ "as dodging .the huge, flakes . of .lava wm anxious work, arid/made Ht iatyoewWf
move along very fast. Fortunately the outburst proved to be only a temporary aberration on the part of a. volcano, and in due course the New Zealariders found themselves at the railway station safe but singed.
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New Zealnd Legislators on Mount Vesuvius., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890
New Zealnd Legislators on Mount Vesuvius. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890
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