An Assent to the Summut of Mount Blank
John Jones, pseud. [Thomas Hood]
William E Parry
The article is purportedly written by the barely literate servant of Edward B Wilbraham, whose account of his assent of Mont Blanc had previously appeared in the Keepsake. The illustration 'Too Cold to Bear' (facing 49) depicts a bear warming itself by a fire, while a party of disconsolate climbers huddle together at a distance. The illustration 'Figuring in the Album of Mont Blanc' (55) depicts two agonized climbers in rigid postures, knee-deep in snow.
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