A Voyage Up the River Amazon: Including a Residence at ParŠ

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J. Murray, 1847 - 210 pagina's
 

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Pagina 29 - ... resembling lilies, now grasses or other familiar plants. Often a dozen varieties cluster upon a single tree. Towards the close of the rainy season they are in blossom, and their exquisite appearance, as they encircle the mossy and leafed trunk with flowers of CHAP, v.] A BRAZILIAN FOREST.
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Pagina 34 - ... and blazing, and altogether pictures of the most violent rage. Several times we saw them battling with large black bees, who frequent the same flowers, and may be supposed often to interfere provokingly. Like lightning our little heroes would come down, but the coat of shining mail would ward their furious strokes. Again and again would they renew the attack, until their anger had expended itself by its own fury, or until the apathetic bee, once roused, had put forth powers that drove the invader...
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Pagina 192 - The other species attain the length of twenty-seven feet. In the inner lakes, towards the close of the rainy season, myriads of ducks breed in the rushes, and here the alligators swarm to the banquets of young birds. Mr. Edwards tells us, that should an adventurous sportsman succeed in arriving at one of these places, he has but a poor chance of bagging many from the flocks around him; for the alligators are upon the alert, and the instant a wounded bird strikes the water, they rush en masse for...

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