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Page 151 - And the alder's veins turn crimson — And the birds go North again. Oh, every heart hath its sorrow, And every heart hath its pain — But a day is always coming When the birds go North again.
Page 229 - ... is tropical and rises from 88° F. in June to 99° F. in August; in the winter it reaches a more endurable maximum of 77" F. At night, however, the temperature sinks to 36° — 27* F., and in the high mountains in the winter to 23° F. so that the mountain tops are frequently covered with snow. From the middle of June to the end of September is the rainy period. The spring rains fall in April; thunderstorms are not uncommon in the main rainy season and in the winter months water freezes on the...