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SOME FOLK, There are people so cross grained that they wouldn't like things even if they suited them exactly. A RAIN OF WORMS.—The St. Petersburg Gazette tells us that no little commotion was lately occasioned in some of the southern portions of Finland by a report that large quantities of gray and brown worms were being found in the fields and meadows, and especially on knolls slightly raised above the surrounding snow and ice. This was the case especially in the districts of Pukis, Pemar, and Kimito, and it was said that the masses of worms were so great that the peasants collected them into heaps, and burnt them. They believed them to be ghostly enemies of the husband- man, which had descended in the rain to injure the tillage. A scientific examination of several examples that were sent to the University laboratory at Helsingfors showed that they were not worms at all, but larva; of insects. The brown masses were larvae of the running beetle (carabicider), and the more abundant gray masses of the larva; of the tipula, both useful insects that make war on others which are injurious to the young shoots. These larvae do not fall with the rain from the clouds, but come out of the ground, particularly when the winter has not brought much snow, and creep about, clinging together in clusters, when the frost is moderating. It is reported that similar appearances were noticed in Aland about the end of January, when the weather was very mild.

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