By Norman Douglas
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Capri, after the discovery of the Blue Grotto, began to thrive in spite of its sovereigns, but the mainland portions are only just now recovering from the blight. Neapolitans have grown rich again and seek the fine air of the hills as of yore, while the inhabitants themselves bring much money from New York; and from Argentina, where a good half of them are periodically em-ployed in sellling potatoes to the Spaniards, who apparently eat nothing else. "Good people" they call therm, because they are easily gulled in the matter of weights and measures.
They linger on sea-girt rocks, lyre in hand, or rise from the gleaming water, clash their cymbals, and again vanish. So you may see them pictured on Greek vases. There is a vagueness, remoteness, and restraint about them which permits of multifarious interpretations and constitutes the charm of so many of these Hellenic conceptions. They are not the product of one mind, but a complex, many-faceted growth which reflects the touches of various layers of culture superimposed upon one another--fair but elusive shapes.
Nothing--never; they are only waiting for a leader, some "inspired idiot," to rend to pieces our poor civilisation. Whereas out of the very dregs of the country-folk has often arisen, by the operation of that dark law which regulates the meteoric appearance of "sports," a Lincoln, a Winckelmann, to guide men's footsteps in the path. On these Siren heights--_Montes Sireniani_, they used to be called--the human element is lacking; there is no sound save the chirping of the cicadas among the olive branches; an azure calm, a calm of life, streams down from on high, permeating every sense with tremulous scintillations of vitality.