National Geographic : 1969 Jul
Monsieur Raboud told me, as he finished the milking. He unbuckled the one-legged stool strapped to him, and I helped him load milk cans into the cart behind his tractor for the short trip to the village fromagerie. While Monsieur Raboud's milk was being strained and weighed, I watched the cheese makers cooking batches of the rich milk in giant vats and cutting the curds with wire KODACHROME ( NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Literary treasures of 1,600 years fill the 18th century Abbey Library in St. Gall. Visitors, required to wear felt slippers to protect the par quet floors, view books ranging from a fourth century fragment of Virgil to a personally in scribed volume by Pope John XXIII. The Latin inscription on the ceiling reads, "Behold I am with you" (Matthew 28:20).