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Page 402 - On the third day he became too weak to leave the lodge, and as he lay gazing upwards he saw a spirit come down in the shape of a beautiful young man, dressed in green and having green plumes on his head, who told him to arise and wrestle with him, as this was the only way in which he could obtain his wishes. He did so, and found his strength renewed by the effort. This visit and the trial of wrestling were repeated for four days, the youth feeling at each trial that, although his bodily strength...
Page 384 - The rule requires something more than mere juxta-position ; as, that the soil shall have been displaced for the purpose of receiving the article, or that the chattel should be cemented, or otherwise fastened to some fabric previously attached to the ground (r).
Page 310 - They are found upon almost all parts of plants, the roots, stems, young shoots, buds, and leaves, and there is scarcely a plant which does not harbor one or two kinds peculiar to itself. They are, moreover, exceedingly prolific, for Reaumur has proved that one individual, in five generations, may become the progenitor of nearly six thousand millions of descendants.
Page 308 - Insects and birds have been carefully classified according to their several species; their habits of feeding have been closely observed, and the results ascertained and computed. It has been concluded that by no agency save that of little birds can the ravages of insects be kept down. There are some birds which live exclusively upon insects and grubs, and the quantity which they destroy is enormous. There are others which live partly on grubs and partly on grain, doing some damage, but providing...
Page 331 - Let the farmer forevermore be honored in his calling; for they who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.
Page 313 - ... increase of weight, though its feathers had grown longer and smoother. Its food had been weighed daily, and averaged fifteen dwt. of meat, two or three earthworms, and a small quantity of bread each day; the whole being equal to eighteen dwt. of beef, or thirty-six dwt. of earth-worms; and it has continued to eat this amount to the present time.
Page 302 - Cuckoos rarely build nests of their own but lay their eggs in the nests of other "birds.
Page 312 - ... or fifteen per cent, less than the food he had eaten in that time; the length of these worms, if laid end to end, would be about fourteen feet, or ten times the length of the intestines.
Page 230 - An acquaintance with the manner in -which these "trials of speed" are got up leads to the conclusion that they are chiefly designed as means for making money for hotel-keepers, horse-dealers, and gamblers; and the contests are, in principle, nothing more than those instituted by gambling associations, where horses compete for purses. In...
Page 402 - Iresh and soft, and in due time was gratified by beholding the matured plant, bending with its golden fruit and gracefully waving its green leaves and yellow tassels in the wind. He then invited his parents to the spot to behold the new plant. " It is Mondamin," replied his father, "it is the spirit's grain.

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