The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

“ONE day it oc­curred to me that it had been many years since the world had been af­forded the spec­ta­cle of a man ad­ven­tur­ous enough to un­der­take a jour­ney through Europe on foot. After much thought, I de­cided that I was a per­son fit­ted to fur­nish to mankind this spec­ta­cle. So I de­ter­mined to do it. This was in March, 1878. I looked about me for the right sort of per­son to ac­com­pany me in the ca­pac­ity of agent, and fi­nally hired a Mr Har­ris for this ser­vice. It was also my pur­pose to study art while in Europe. Mr Har­ris was in sym­pa­thy with me in this.”

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