Animalia-Mammals

Animalia mammals

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Unformatted text preview: AN ANTIPODAL MYSTERY Part I: The Letter th e e a r n h e re e w h a d e d e s th c u rv h e l ig h t rk e n p e e n t a ll o r. T h o n d n d sc a e o f s ti te la so ac v e ry th e w a w o u ld e f la t e su rf c a p a s t th th rr e d e r w a rd s ig h ke n d d ri v s to w d t w il a n k a s b ro e e k fu le The sl b n d e re . ... tu s d ip o o n a o d e d B u b b d , it s fl o w I w o n . o p 's a ly a ft e rn th e w o ri z o n n h e a r iv e r a g u e , a n t, w e e u c te o la in e o f th e h ll b ro in th e d c o ll u r se rv a le s se t o u tl in g to A sm a le n tl y st e e m e a in y o u th W e r c lo tu re iv re a o h m si tc S R y e e r. st re e w a t g li d e d e , m e I re N e w sb u ry a ll c h t it s I th a g in ri g in rn o r, w k e A sm a u g in . n im e a b o G o v e a r H a sw e r. t it c u c h p a im e n a e c n m o u c a t th te r, t h a s e n sp e e a A s y w h n H u n h e la k re d t h fo rc e c a u se f th e sp ir it g h o ... o f p in J o h g i n t is c o v e h su c m e d to sk in k e g The eriver wa s ver y s till on the cu rve where the e e n it e e uc o u r k a st le e a ri s o o n d li fe w a n d s e in g t h d i n a alyptu s dips towa rds the wa te r. The light shaded n ea r c y e s sp late N e w w a n e y . I r it s s sp u r f p o st re se rv d it to o f a ftern oon an d t wilight wou ld soon da rken the ou S id u g h t fo it h it e rt y o t is p . I se n o c ie ty tlin e of the wooded ba n k an d the flat la n dsc ape fo n t w e l ib d y . I e a st a l S stretchin g t o t he horizon. Bu bb les b roke the su rfa ce of st u a l b n th p h ic a il a the wa ter. A s ma ll b rown he ad, it s sleek fu rred cap a ss ta k e y o u r ti p o d h il o so y n e . r e n glided silen tly in the river's flow. h a v y o u f o th e r a a n d P u p o n T to h a n o e ra r y As you ca n im agin e, m y esteem ed colle ague, I won de re d w it e L it wha t the a bor igin e I rem ain you r se rva nt , th fo r John Hun te r, Gove rnor, New S ou th Wa les wa s spe arin g in the la ke ne ar Ha wkesbu ry River close to Sidne y. I soon discovered the an swer. A sma ll crea ture fou ght for its life with su ch force tha t it ca ught its assa ila n t wit h its spu r a nd se em ed to ca u se m u ch pain . I have taken the lib erty of postin g the skin of the s pec im en to you for you r stu dy. It is preserved in a keg of spirits wit h an other an tipoda l b ea st. I sen d it to you r keeping for the Litera ry an d Philosophical Society of Newca stle u pon Tyn e. ... The river was very still on the curve where the eucalyptus dips towards the water. The light shaded near late afternoon and twilight would soon darken the outline of the wooded bank and the flat landscape stretching to the horizon. Bubbles broke the surface of the water. A small brown head, its sleek furred cap glided silently in the river's flow. As you can imagine, my esteemed colleague, I wondered what the aborigine was spearing in the lake near Hawkesbury River close to Sidney. I soon discovered the answer. A small creature fought for its life with such force that it caught its assailant with its spur and...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor Herreid during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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