Archive for May 17th, 2011

The mystery was solved a century later. There were no fountains as Herodotus first proposed. With the satellite photography we know that the Nile bubbles from the ground high in the mountains of Burundi, half way between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria. In their own way Burton, Speke and Livingstone were partially correct.

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A Thought-W.H. Davies(1871-1940)

When I look into a glass,
Myself’s my only care,
But I look into a pool
For all the wonders there.

When I look into a glass
I see a fool:
But I see a wise man
When I look into a pool.

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