The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
Elizabeth von Arnim. The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
THE FIRST DAY. FROM MILTZOW TO LAUTERBACH
THE SECOND DAY. LAUTERBACH AND VILM
THE THIRD DAY. FROM LAUTERBACH TO GÖHREN
THE FOURTH DAY. FROM GÖHREN TO THIESSOW
THE FOURTH DAY—Continued. AT THIESSOW
THE FIFTH DAY. FROM THIESSOW TO SELLIN
THE FIFTH DAY—Continued. FROM SELLIN TO BINZ
THE SIXTH DAY. THE JAGDSCHLOSS
THE SIXTH DAY—Continued. THE GRANITZ WOODS, SCHWARZER SEE, AND KIEKÖWER
THE SEVENTH DAY. FROM BINZ TO STUBBENKAMMER
THE SEVENTH DAY—Continued. AT STUBBENKAMMER
THE EIGHTH DAY. FROM STUBBENKAMMER TO GLOWE
THE NINTH DAY. FROM GLOWE TO WIEK
THE TENTH DAY. FROM WIEK TO HIDDENSEE
THE ELEVENTH DAY. FROM WIEK HOME
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Every one who has been to school and still remembers what he was taught there, knows that Rügen is the biggest island Germany possesses, and that it lies in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Pomerania.
Round this island I wished to walk this summer, but no one would walk with me. It is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. If you drive you are bound by a variety of considerations, eight of the most important being the horses' legs. If you bicycle—but who that loves to get close to nature would bicycle? And as for motors, the object of a journey like mine was not the getting to a place but the going there.
It was indeed the tea-basket, shaken out as it naturally would be on the removal of the bodies that had kept it in its place, come to us like the ravens of old to give us strength and sustenance.
'It still contains food,' said Gertrud, hurrying towards it.