The Strange Ways of
By A. Hyatt Verrill
From Travel magazine, Volume XLV May, 1925 Number 1. Digitized by Doug Frizzle, February 2010.
IT is a popular belief that it never rains in nor
Few roofs are watertight;
One can scarcely blame
But for over three hundred and sixty days of
* Oddly enough,
Aside from this curious custom of building bonfires with
This form of celebration is not confined to
And, speaking of Chilean customs and of Antofagastan ways that might well be copied to our own advantage I might call attention to
It has been said by one well-known writer that, "
And one would look in vain for
It must not be supposed that British interests in nitrate land are paramount, from a financial standpoint. On
Very wide and comprehensive indeed is
The Rotos of
The Roto scorns to occupy a seat on
That he is brutally cruel and absolutely lacking in any sense of humanity goes without saying. He is as ready to fight as to work and on
In most countries
Their favorite pastime, aside from drinking and fighting, is
The use of
"But Señor" he expostulated when I berated him, "
As he spoke he proudly exhibited his timepiece.
He looked puzzled. Then an expression of vast relief swept over his face and he grinned.
"Caramba, I understand!" he exclaimed. "It must be that my watch is a little slow!"
The Chilean working man or woman reasons that as he or she cannot wear good garments during working hours, and as
This takes place on
It is only during this fiesta that one realizes how many children
It would seem that I arrived in
It seems that in
The apparatus used by
And speaking of thieves and police let me call attention to