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A LONDONER'S

WALK TO THE LAND'S END.

CHAPTER I.

How Far are You Going ?-A Peep at Southampton Docks-Approach

to the New Forest—From Lyndhurst-road to Rufus' Stone-Sylvan Features—Glades and Solitude-Herds of Horses-Seasonal HogsMinstead-Aberrant Compass—View from the Hill-Rufus' StoneStony Cross--Holiday Quarters—Ringwood-Poole.

“How far might you be going?” asked the coastguard, as we stood chatting on the top of the cliff that overlooks Lulworth Cove, on a sunshiny afternoon at the beginning of July, 1854.

As far towards America as a man can go on foot," was my answer.

The man mused for a while, and then rejoined“But you can't go further than the Land's End!" Had he mused a little longer he would perhaps have kept his rejoinder to himself.

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