gunwale by the aid of these levers they fairlytumbled the poor beast heels over

Gunwale by the aid of these levers they fairlytumbled

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gunwale, by the aid of these levers they fairlytumbled the poor beast heels over head into the bottom of the boat,and then lashed her down with ropes. On its first arrivalit appeared very thirsty, and with exserted maxillae drank eagerlyof drops of water; this same circumstance has been observed byStrack: may it not be in consequence of the little insect havingpassed through a dry and rarefied atmosphere? Its stock of webseemed inexhaustible. On these occasions its head isinvariably placed downwards; and its wings are expanded in ahorizontal plane, instead of being folded vertically, as iscommonly the case. of Ascension. causes of. grave of. Audubon, M. If driven from the carcass,they seldom return to it. The nature of thecountry also favours this, for instead of a grassy plain, there isan open woodland, composed of low prickly mimosas. In some of thedampest ravines tree- ferns flourished in an extraordinary manner; Isaw one which must have been at least twenty feet high to the baseof the fronds, and was in girth exactly six feet. It is on record that three times nearly all the inhabitantshave been obliged to emigrate to the south.
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