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EPITOME OF If VVS. I

I FilfiLD AND FARM.

I GARDEN GOSSIP. !

OUR SHORT STORY. I

-SELLING HUMAN HEADS.

COMING PIGMIES.I

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COMING PIGMIES. I About the middle of next month six pigmies from the Ituri Forest, generally known as the Stanley Forest, in the Congo Free State, will arrive in London. They reached Khartoum the other day in company of Colonel Harrison, the well-known explorer, and comprise four men and two women, all between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four, their height being only 3ft. 8m. to 4ft. 6in. The pigmies come of their own free will, and Colonel Harrison found them quite friendly when he had gained their confidenoo. The men of this strange tribe, who are still fairly numerous, are of a warlike disposition, and -dwell in small villages under independent chiefs. They rarely live beyond forty years.