National Geographic : 1938 Mar
COLORFUL PATHS IN MARTINIQUE AND GUADELOUPE V ivauonai i.eograpnic )ociety rinlay rnotograpn Dy rl win L. v isner LIFE MOVES LEISURELY, AS DOES TRAFFIC, IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES Oxen and donkeys still bear burdens too heavy for human heads, though automobiles are used extensively. A barefoot woman leads her donkey, laden with sugar-cane leaves, toward Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. Tropic plants thrive in the island's rich volcanic soil, almost swallowing up the high way. Gnarled and twisted, a venerable flamboyant tree arches its branches over the road.