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Uffington White Horse

Hill Figure


From the first chapter of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' by Thomas Hughes (1857)
Right down below the White Horse is a curious deep and broad gully called "the Manger," into one side of which the hills fall with a series of the most lovely sweeping curves, known as "the Giant's Stairs." They are not a bit like stairs, but I never saw anything like them anywhere else, with their short green turf, and tender bluebells, and gossamer and thistle-down gleaming in the sun and the sheep-paths running along their sides like ruled lines.
Online at Project Gutenburg
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd June 2005ce

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