The World at Home, Or Pictures and Scenes from Far-off Lands

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1869
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Page 34 - ... whatever garment* the Lapp chooses to have ; so that he may be said to clothe, as well as to feed, his master. This animal lives upon nothing but moss, which grows under the snow, and seems to have been put there on purpose for him. In winter, when it freezes so hard that you could not stand in the air a minute, the reindeer wanders about looking for moss. He has no stable or shelter of any kind. But he turns up the frozen snow, and gets at the moss, and is quite content. A horse or a cow would...
Page 209 - A great place fenced round with strong stakes, so strong that even the elephant cannot break them. The corral has an opening for the elephants to get in, and another opening where they fancy they can get out. But they are mistaken. This second opening leads them to a narrow place, where they cannot turn round, and in which they are caught. For the people who are hunting, fasten up the opening directly the elephants have gone in. The elephants would not go into the corral at all, if they were not...
Page 113 - All going to tell you of another very useful tree, that grows in South America. This tree has a sap which makes India-rubber. It has a Latin name, but people call it the India-rubber tree. It grows near a great river called the River Amazon. The Amazon is the largest river in the world. If you look at the map you will see what a long way it flows. It flows on, and on, for two thousand miles. One of the rivers that run into the Amazon has some low damp islands in the middle of the stream. In the rainy...
Page 184 - It was one of the wonders of the world. It is said to have been fifteen hundred miles long.
Page 33 - ... the time by looking at the sun. How many things the little Lapp has to do without ! But he is very happy and contented. If he has a herd of reindeer, he thinks he is a rich man. He has very little to eat besides the flesh and the milk of the reindeer.
Page 159 - The leaves are dried in iron pans over a fire While they are drying, men and women keep turning them about. As soon as they begin to crack, they are taken out and spread upon a table. Then the work-people roll them up in their hands, and press all the juice they can out of them. After being once more dried in the air, the leaves have to go into the pan again over the fire.
Page 213 - O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!" purity justice bravery arranged thirteen woman design circle 34. THE HUMMING BIRD. At the end of one of the twigs of a large tree hangs a tiny little nest. It hangs in the air, and is as light as a feather. It is made of moss and down and whatever else the bird could find. It is a sunny little nest. Two tiny eggs the size of peas, and as white as snow, lie in it. Watch a moment and we will see what bird it is that has built the nest. She has only...
Page 33 - Lapps think the fire-light enough. They sit, and they sleep, on skins spread on the floor. They find out the time by looking at the sun. How many things the little Lapp has to do without ! But he is very h'appy and contented.* If he has a herd of reindeer, he thinks he is a rich man. He has very little to eat besides its flesh and its milk.
Page 74 - He cried out in alarm, and ran to fetch a bucket of water to put the fire out ; and Sir Walter was deluged* before he had time to explain* what he was really doing. But very soon the old servant got used to seeing people with smoke coming out of their mouths ; and all the young nobles of the court began to smoke because Sir Walter did so.

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