By Austin Tappan Wright
"Austin Tappan Wright left the realm a unconditionally unsuspected legacy. After he died in a sad coincidence, between this exotic criminal scholar’s papers have been discovered hundreds of thousands of pages dedicated to a striking feat of literary creation—a special historical past of an imagined kingdom whole with geography, family tree, literature, language and tradition. As distinct as J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle-earth novels, Islandia has equally develop into a vintage touchstone for these eager about the production of imaginary worlds."
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Toward evening the heights receded and we coasted a desolate plain, rimmed by a faint line of mountains. Here the Karain lived, the enemies of Islandia, who organized the blacks of the interior and once in almost every lifetime set out to conquer, pillage, and enslave. The next day we continued along the coast and Wednesday, January 2nd, found us approaching Mobono, the largest city of the continent and newly under an English protectorate. On deck I found Philip Wills with M. Perier, the French consul in Islandia, a small man with a narrow beard and thick, curling hair of a dusty brown, and with limpid, intelligent eyes.
It the west. I spent the afternoon in the smoking room with a group of Germans. Three of them, who looked like commercial travelers, had come from St. Anthony and had been joined by 38 three others who had come overland on horseback from the German colonies on the west coast. One of the travelers, Hoeffler, was a magnificent man, over six feet, massive, burned to the color of brick, with a heavy jolly voice and gray, bloodshot, but friendly eyes, far apart under heavy He was telling of his journey and I heard for the first time the words "Sobo Steppes," describing a dry, grassy region which lies north of and under the great range of snow mountains that form Islandia's northern boundary.
Exclaimed Miss Wills with great interest. " M. Perier shrugged and Gordon Wills looked noncommitWest. tal. 46 "He stopped with Colin two months ago," said Mrs. Gilmour. " "As he did Mount Islandia," said Miss Wills. " intelligent," added Miss "These Wills. " remarked cock and a hen, two larks and a wren "Sir Martin says not one lock terrible night, "A . Gordon Wills. The ladies laughed, and recognizing the quotation I picand parted hair. He must tured Don as a man with a beard be the immense man with the red face, great hands, and — who waited in Lord Mora's anteroom.