A shooting trip to Kamchatka

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R. Ward, Ltd., 1904 - Sports & Recreation - 302 pages
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Page 303 - PRACTICAL AND ARTISTIC TAXIDERMISTS, Designers of Trophies of Natural History, Preservers and Adapters of all Specimens of Animal Life. Natural Features of Animals adapted in Original Designs for Decorative Purposes and Every-day Uses. Furriers and Plumassiers, and Collectors in Natural History.
Page 74 - It frequently happens that, under the supernatural influence of one of their shamans, or priests, a Chukchi lad at sixteen years of age will suddenly relinquish his sex and imagine himself to be a woman. He adopts a woman's attire, lets his hair grow, and devotes himself altogether to female occupation. Furthermore, this disclaimer of his sex takes a husband into the yurt (hut) and does all the work which is usually incumbent on the wife, in most unnatural and voluntary subjection . . . These abnormal...
Page 75 - ... Chukchi lad at sixteen years of age will suddenly relinquish his sex and imagine himself to be a woman. He adopts a woman's attire, lets his hair grow, and devotes himself altogether to female occupation. Furthermore, this disowner of his sex takes a husband into the yurt and does all the work which is usually incumbent on the wife in most unnatural and voluntary subjection. Thus it frequently happens in a yurt that the husband is a woman, while the wife is a man ! These abnormal changes of sex...
Page 86 - I seen a wilder-looking coast than that of south-eastern Kamschatka. The brilliant sunshine which poured upon rock and headland redeemed it from gloom, but the wildness and desolation of the scene was indescribable. Precipitous cliffs, at the foot of which none but a bird could land ; deep valleys running down to the sea at whose mouths still lay the accumulated masses of last winter's snows ; pinnacle rocks like rows of iron teeth shown to warn off any one rash enough to contemplate a landing, —...
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