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Airplane of the Royal military given that 1945 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Maritime BooksАвтор(ы): David HobbsЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1982Количество страниц: 108ISBN: 0-907771-06-8Формат: pdf (72 dpi) 1760x2420Размер: 29.8 mbRapid 34
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We proceeded once more on our journey. The Coast seemed to diminish in height as we passed along it, which made us hope we were now approaching the cultivated part of the hland. N ext day the weather got milder, with a fall of rain; so that it was with difficulty we could get our Boat to swim, the-ice thawing gradually oil' the bottom. This obliged us to put ashore lOIfgbefore night; and when wehatl. landed, and made a fire, we found no other immediate want but that ef provisions, having consumed all the hips or rose-buds that we had gathered at our last landing place.
These luciferous animals almost all belong to the class of transparent and gelatinous worms; they have the power of producing a light, which they can spontaneously augment} diminish, or altogether extinguish. If it had not been demonstrated that the mollusca are hermaphrodites, we niight have presumed that Nature had endowed the one sex at certain periods with the faculty of surrounding itself with light, in order to attract the notice of the other. It seems at first sight that these mollusca, which scarcely deserve the name of organized beings, thrown defenceless upon an element inhabited by voracious and monstrous animals; it seems, I repeat, on this view of the subject, that they have received from Nature a transparent form, in order that, by being confounded with the translucent fluid they inhabit, they may escape being altogether exterminated by their Enemies.
29 ABOUT a fortnight after we had fixed ourselves in the hut, the Mate and I took an opportunity of walking ten or twelve miles lip a River, upon the ice, where we observed many tracks of moose-deer, and other animals, some of which we might have killed, had we been provid"ed with a:IlmunHion. In our progress we discovered several trees cut on one side, apparently by an axe, 'rhich induced us to think that there might be Indians near at hand. On going farther, we perceived, by a whig-warn, which remained, that there had been $Orne there lately.
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