The pair ( possibly inspired by author Robert Louis Stephenson's travels with a donkey
( offered workers only the baffling explanation that it was "something they had always wanted to do".
Travels With a Donkey
in the Cevennes Journal by Stevenson, Robert Louis (Balfour), published in 1879.
Alongside The Politics of Rural Life, I happened to be reading Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey
which describes the Cevennes, a region touched on by Dr.