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..--THE DISCONTENTED ENGLISH-WOMAN.

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♦ THE RAIN-TREE.

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♦ THE RAIN-TREE. Some travellers in South America in traversing an arid and desolate tract of country were struck with a strange contrast. On one side there was a barren desert, on the, other a. rich and luxuriant vegetation. The French Consul at Loreto, Mexico, says that this remarkable con- trast is due to the presence of the Tamai Caspi, or the rain-tree. This tree grows to the height of 60 feet, with a diameter of three feet at its base, and possesses the power of strongly at- tracting, absorbing, and condensing the humidity of the atmosphere: water is always to be seen dripping from its trunk in such quan- tity as to convert the surrounding soil into a veritable marsh. It is in summer especially when the rivers are nearly dried up that the tree is most active. If this admirable quality of the rain-tree were utilized in the arid regions near the equator the people there, living in misery on account of the unproductive soil, would de- rive great advantages from its introduction, as well as the people of more favoured countries where the climate is dry and droughts frequent,

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