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Full text of "A hermit in the Himalayas"

A   HERMIT   IN   THE   HIMALAYAS

Beyond and above us all, mountaineers or plainsmen, shines the
silvery glory of the white summit raised by the Creator for our
climbing. It is eternal, and it will silently call us through the sons.
We, too, must be Everest climbers. Shall we be cowards and keep to
the comfort of our homes? Or shall we take staff in hand, put
determination into our hearts, and set forth on what is, after all, the
most wonderful expedition which this world can offer us?

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