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WHY does a bricklayer resemble a bird r-Be- cause he has often raised a wing and flue. SPORTSMEN'S PARADISE. — The "Terai," or scene of the Prince's hunting operations, is the border of prairie that lies along the great forest at the base of the Himalayas, and runs from east to west, at the base of the vast triangle which is formed on one side by the mountains, and on the other two by the ocean. An evil repute has for ages been attached to the place, which the natives dread so much, that nothing will induce them td vanture within its recesses at certain seasons of the year: for the fever of the Terai is a deadly pest when fully established. Cassids, or runners, in 1859, objected te cross the junele; and Lcrd Clyde, when following up the discomfited rebels, was assured that if he approached the dreaded Terai all his native camp-followers would abandon him. These mutineers and others who followed Nana Sahib, the Begum, and other leaders, into those malarious regions, in 1858-59, perished in thousands but pri- vation contributed quite as much as local disease to decimate them. It is after the wet season and when the leaves are falling that the Terai is most perilous; yet old residents, who take due precautions, think little of passing through the worst dis- tricts, provided they do not linger there but whatever its perils mav be, the vast wilderness of the Terai is full of attractions to the sports- man, as an infinity of game find shelter in its re- cesses. There the elephant, the tiger, and the rhino- ceros roam in freedom and all manner of other wild animals peculiar to Hindostan find their lair amid the rank luxuriance of its vegetation.—CasseWsIllustrated History of India*

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