STRANGE FATE OF A KITE
Too Long; Didn't Read“Are you ready for another tramp?” was Andrew Hall’s greeting when we met early on the morning following our return from the peak.
“Certainly I am. What is your programme for to-day?”
“I wish to test the flying qualities of a kite which I have constructed since our return last night.”
“You don’t allow the calls of sleep to interfere very much with your activity.”
“I haven’t much time for sleep just now,” replied Hall, without smiling. “The kite test will carry us up the flanks of the Teton, but I am not going to try for the top this time. If you will come along I’ll ask you to help me by carrying and operating a light transit I shall carry another myself. I am desirous to get the elevation that the kite attains and certain other data that will be of use to me. We will make a détour towards the south, for I don’t want old Syx’s suspicions to be prodded any more.”