National Geographic : 1960 Jan
KODACHROME) NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY It took two agonizing days to contact the Pakistani doctor in Gilgit over a primitive, battery-powered telephone. Between shouting at my end and listening for his faint whisper, I gathered his advice was that Tay should rest a few days, and then take the journey out on horseback in easy stages. If we were careful, it would do her no harm. Thus reassured, Tay stayed close to her sleeping bag for the next three days, while Frances and I explored the narrow streets of Baltit. On the roof of the Mir's palace we found the open-air throne where my friends, the far-traveled Franc Shors, must have taken their NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC pictures of His Highness holding court. The Shors had passed this way five years before while following the trail of Marco Polo.* While we were marveling at the beauty all * "At World's End in Hunza," by Jean and Franc Shor, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, October, 1953, gives an intimate view of this remote land.