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A series of readings from books of travel and discovery
2-A Mountain Festival
Taken from ' Old Calabria ' by Norman Douglas
Reader, David King-Wood
Norman Douglas travelled much in the wild, remote parts of southern Italy, and his knowledge of the ancient lore and history of its people was profound. He tells of an excursion he made into the Calabrian mountains to attend a village festival held annually in honour of the Madonna. It was a colourful, semi-barbaric feast which few foreigners had ever witnessed.
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