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Walking t o W a i s i n g h a m . In medieval t i m e s pilgrims visiting English s h r i n e s did not j o u r ney in wheeled comfort. Some, like Chaucer's f a m o u s company to Canterbury, w e r e horse-riders: but the bulk w e n t on foot. Conditions h a v e so c h a n g e d with t h e differences in m o d e r n ways and means t h a t t h e E n g l i s h newspapers a r e recording, a s a m a t t e r of surprised i n t e r e s t , t h e feat of a score of Catholic pilgrims who set out, a week or so ago, from t h e outskirts of London to walk t o Waisingham, u p w a r d s of six score miles a w a y , in honour of O u r Lady. T h e y accomplished the journey, nearly all of t h e m walking the whole way, a n d t h e tale of their doings is on m a n y lips. It w a s a v e r y mixed as well a s an entirely u n t r a i n e d band w h i c h made u p t h e r a n k s of t h e walkers'; and between t h e m t h e y represented m a n y classes. T h e r e were a nriest. a n invalid lady who h a d t o be wheeled in a c h a i r — t h e only literally " n o n - w a l k e r " in the company—several Catholic writers, some m a n u a l w o r k e r s , and a counle of y o u n g folk. In front of t h e m they proudly bore a b a n n e r of O u r Lady of W a i s i n g h a m . Their adventure, and t h e line of route, h a d been announced beforehand in t h e Catholic p a p e r s , so t h a t Catholics living in t o w n s and villages along the w a y w e n t out to meet t h e m and escort t h e m in a s t h e c e n t r a l figures in a little spectacle of devotional p a g e a n t r y . T h u s men a n d women w h o h a d known n o t h i n g of one a n o t h e r until t h a t m o m e n t were d r a w n t o g e t h e r a s friends, bound closely b y a link of t h e i r common f a i t h . Footsore b u t h a p p y , t h e pilgrim band reached t h e i r goal, in t i m e to join forces w i t h a large pilgrimage which h a d journeyed from London b y t r a i n . On t h e lone: road the walkers h a d accepted, in t h e true pilgrim spirit, w h a t e v e r sleeping accommodation offered, and on t h e whole t h e y h a d n o t fared so badly. N e x t year, t h e Walk to W a i s i n g h a m m a y easily be a v e n t u r e of much l a r g e r dimensions.

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