NABOKV-L post 0014509, Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:06:57 -0500

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Dear DN,

This reminds me that the aurora borealis was seen in Austria (almost too
far
south for the effect, though I saw it once in L.A.) the day before the
Nazi
invasion. I only know of this from my mother. I think I have heard that
there was also an aurora-portent related to the first world war - - less
sure about that.

Carolyn

> There is a rough sketch of a
> fogbow, a dark oval containing, as I recall, a cross, done by a member
> of the Whymper party, which they presumably saw, I believe, on the way
> down after the fatal accident.
>
> DN

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