NORWAY: Midnat Sol

The Midnight Sun on the

ocean lay

And blood-red was his hue. It was not night, it was not

day,

But a mingling of the two. —Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner A liner of almost 20,000 tons, the largest ever to nose through Norwegian fjords and visit the northmost Norwegian isle of Spitsbergen, returned last week to Manhattan, bearing some hundreds of tourists all able to boast that they had read newspapers at midnight by the light of what Norwegians call the Midnat Sol. To newsgatherers Captain Wilhelm Muller of this cruise ship, the...

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