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INFLUENCE OF WATER ON THE…

CINNAMON.

ALCOHOL AND PLANT LIFE.

"A BROMIDE SLEEP."

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THE WAY OF THE GREAT AUK. Auction sales have of late years revealed to the public the vast value of the great auk's egg. His "passing" is an unfortunate 19th century catastrophe. The great auk itself existed in a number of flocks at the beginning of the cen- tury. The bird was about three feet long, but its winge; were only about 17 inches in length. It was poorly fitted for the modern life struggle. It tempted man by the food quality of both flesh and eggs, and the continuance of the race depended upon a single egg a year laid by each female. 0 Boatloads of the eggs were collected more than four centuries ago in Iceland and he neighbouring islands, and ruthless destruction of eggs and birds was continued irregularly by sailors until, in 1830, the sinking of a volcanic island buried in the sea the last important breeding place of the auks, and the few sur- vivors were left on the small Elderly Island. Here, 011 June 3rd, 1814, three sailors captured two specimens, the last of their kind, which wero Btrangled and sold for £ 9.

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SUDDEN DEATH ON A GLOUCESTER…

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ACCIDENT TO AN ERRAND BOY…

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