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Pagina 574 - ... communicating with one another, and having such a nice adjustment of their declivities, that none of them join the principal valley, either on too high or too low a level...
Pagina 73 - No native of the said territories, nor any natural born subject of His Majesty resident therein, shall, by reason only of his religion, place of birth, descent, colour or any of them, be disabled from holding any place or employment under the said Company".
Pagina 539 - International Geographic Congress, realizing that the only untouched fields for geographical discovery are the regions immediately surrounding the poles of the earth, desires to place on record its sense of the importance of forthwith completing the systematic exploration of the polar areas.
Pagina 450 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Pagina 507 - Africa, with a view to securing the rapid, economical, and methodical prosecution of accurate surveys where these are required, and rendering the results available as speedily as possible for use by the Home Government, the Colonial...
Pagina 13 - To me the final and complete solution of the Polar mystery which has engaged the best thought and interest of some of the best men of the most vigorous and enlightened nations of the world for more than three centuries, and to-day quickens the pulse of every man or woman whose veins hold red blood, is the thing which should be done for the honor and credit of this country, the thing which it is intended that I should do, and the thing that I must do.
Pagina 31 - So we made (>0 miles, then trees, flocks, and men gradually disappeared, and the river wound alone through a vast empty plain. It widened and slackened, and the impression came over me that it was nearing its journey's end. Eagerly we craned our necks for a sight of the Nile, but this reward was still withheld ; nothing but marshland as far as the horizon met our gaze.
Pagina 24 - Budumas, whom they considered an easy prey, for it is their habit to plunder one another when they get the chance. Accordingly they closed up ready for attack. But soon they realized their mistake, and the tables were turned. Before we could get up to them, many of the boats burst into flames, and the Budumas, swimming like otters, underneath the water, disappeared into the reeds. Hidden in the boats we found four slave boys, who were the victims of a traffic carried on between the Budumas and Tubus....
Pagina 385 - THE STATESMAN'S YEAR BOOK Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1905.
Pagina 29 - So, with the help of natives, he dug a pit 4~ feet deep between the trees, and then carefully concealed it with branches and leaves. Very early next morning Jose again approached the stream, and heard the noise of the okapi rushing away. Soon there followed a loud thud, for the animal, taking its usual course, had fallen into the pit, and was secured.