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Page 8 - In an open, treeless region, the soil being exposed will sooner dry up after a rain, and if it be clay, it will become hard, so that the rain when it falls will run off at once, instead of sinking into the earth. The water, no longer obstructed by roots and rubbish, does not find its way slowly into the water courses, but, upon steep mountain slopes and hillsides, tends to wear ravines, which sometimes become immense chasms, and the rocks and rubbish carried down by the torrents cover the fertile...