The inhabitants of the Canary Islands are chiefly of Spanish descent
with traces of the original natives, the Guanches, who are now extinct.
Education is backward, but the islanders are by no means unenterprising
and have several flourishing home industries
Teneriffe is the largest of the Canary Islands, a volcanically-formed
archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a rich, though rugged,
surface, crowned by the volcanic Pico de Teyde, over 12,000 feet high.
Some of the poorest inhabitants make their homes in strange cavern-like
houses bored in the rock-formation — a genial climate making this
primitive mode of living far from unpleasant