The trip turned into an epic of adventure and disaster-- I'll let Libby or Mr. P tell it somewhere. But before the climb they were in a village while a great drive on rats was being held-- they even paid bounties. This led to our favorite pic of Harry:
Yesterday, Odious, who with Mrs. O is also living the farming life (I assume you know Mr. & Mrs P. are) was taking care of business in his chicken coop. He has known us a long time and knows Harry's portrait well, so I guess you could call this a tribute:
He writes: "If only there were a bounty, I'd have a fistful of yuan--you can't see the (full) five gallon bucket in this picture."
The title of the post is a tribute to this wonderful book -- this is "my" edition, apparently the only affordable one.