Sunday, December 8, 2013

Places in Jane Shaw: Titlis

In Chapter 9 of Susan Interferes, Susan, Midge and Charlotte finally give in and go to the Joch Pass. They are impressed by Mount Titlis. Here we can indeed see the "mountains reflected in the still waters" of the lake. Titlis is also the name of Bill's favourite boat on Lake Lucerne. The girls were resisting the trip to the Joch Pass because they were dreading the chair lift. After the cable-car ride up to Wissifluh, they are sure that sitting with their legs dangling into space from a chair lift will be ten times as scary. But in the end it turns out to be quite a pleasant experience. The day is even more enjoyable because the Gascoignes are away showing the sights around Lucerne to their travel writer friend Miss Prescott.