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I THIS YEAR'S WILDEST MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE
ped .and slid, away towards the
edge of the precipice.
'Startled by her shriek for help,
ttie Girl's brother and fiance
sprang forward. ju'sHn time to see
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Paris, Aug. 16. The terrible
experience which befell a brother
and sister a few days ago easily
leads the roll of narrow escapes
from death in the Alps this sum
mer. For eight long hours Hen
ry Van Goethen, a young German
tourist, lay crouched with his feet
braced against a boulder, -holding
the skirts of his sister, Miss Van
Goethen, while she hung over a
precipice nearly half a mile high.
The girl, with her brother and
her fiance, Maurice Sombardien,
ascended Mount Saurosse, and in
returning to the perilous path
way leading to the glacier of Do
menon. As they were rounding
a granite ledge, clinging to the
rock with hands and feet, she. sjip-
The brother threw himself flat ort
the smooth rock-and slid forward
just in time to grasp the hem of
her skirts as she was going over.
-Luckily his foot came against
a small projecting bpulder on the
veryedge of the precipice JJe,-.
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