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Image from web page 308 of “Ridpath’s Universal history : an account of the origin, primitive situation and ethnic development of the great races of mankind, and of the principal events in the evolution and progress of the civilized life among guys and nations
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Title: Ridpath’s Universal history : an account of the origin, primitive situation and ethnic development of the wonderful races of mankind, and of the principal events in the evolution and progress of the civilized life amongst males and nations, from current and genuine sources with a preliminary inquiry on the time, spot and manner of the starting
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900
Subjects: Planet history
Publisher: Cincinnati : Jones

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g of wood. Sometimesthev bind together 4 or 5 trunks ofthe mangrove tree, thus constructing arude raft, on which they take to thewater. On the western coasts no boatshave been seen in the hands of the na-tives, and the littoral islands are notvisited by the inhabitants if they lie outfurther to sea than males can swim.The East Australians use their boats infishing, and from this manner derive avery large proportion of their meals. A US TRA LI A NS. —A R TS. 717 In the other arts the Australians arebut tiny above the Hottentots. Pot-tery is unknown. They use as recepta-cles the skins of beasts, bladders, andleathern bags also a kind of basketwhich they frame with some small ability. The folks show a number of symptoms of gashes to heal as they could. The skinand subcutaneous tissue therefore cut 01scored with stone knives rises up inwelts, giving to those components of the bodyon which they are produced a horrid ap-pearance. The breast and the back areselected for scarification, and the period

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THE GRASSHOPPER HARVEST.—Drawn by Tofani, from a description. that rudimentary and abnormal pridewhich is one particular of the attributes of barba-rism. This is manifested in Manifestation of . pride manner of tattooing the physique | but the tattooing. r ,-, -, , use 01 the word tattoo ishardly correct as applied to the workwhich the Australians do upon them-selves. Such perform consists, as we haveseen, in creating scars in regularforms by the cutting of the surface ofthe physique and allowing the wounds and of coming to maturity as the time ofproducing this savage mutilation of theperson. We have spoken above of the relativeintellectual rank of these people. In afew particulars the facul- perceptive pow-ties of the thoughts are keen £^££5-and pretty rapid in action. ties-These qualities are observed in distinguish-ing one object from another, and in theexercise of such powers as lie nearest to 718 Great RACES OE MANKIND. the natural .senses. Time and once again, inthe preceding pages, we have observedthe abs

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Title: More than the trails of Glacier National Park
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Dillon, Tom
Subjects: Glacier National Park
Publisher: [St. Paul, Minn.] : [Fantastic Northern Railway]

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Looking Northeast from the Garden Wall, Glacier National Park GLACIER NATIONAL PARK 27 As soon as inside their dry shelter we ex-pressed our contempt for all kinds ofweather. The rain beat a vicious tattoo on theroofs that was only a staccato quickstepthat marched us all double-rapid toslumberland. The rattle on the roofgrew weaker soon after a time, and the moonpeeped out on the camp from a raggedbank of cloud, throwing a soft, silveryradiance over the scene. By means of thescreens the waterfalls could be seenfrisking down, ghostly white, while thepale-tipped pines murmured softly toeach other. The bell mares steadytinkle, as she grazed back and forth,ebbed and flowed in volume, waningfrom a harsh, brassy jangle to goldenmelody in the orchestral ensemble ofthe water, the woods and the wind,that merged into the dream vagariesthat pass lightly just before sleepmounts guard.

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—to gaze downward In silenced awe—he is9,000 feet above sea level. CHAPTER IV Gunsight Pass Hit the floor! Yet another day, damply fragrant, had rolled about, with the mounting sunfurbishing the western peaks in gold, orange and purple. The unpoetic scent ofnewly-fried bacon sifts through the trees, breaking in on esthetic musings. Break-quick more than, the climb for Gunsight Pass starts. Gunsight is a matter of 5 milesaway. A series of quick, swift scrambles up a thousand feet, and the timberline is passed. There are sudden plunges down into the stunted vegetation, andbreathless upward climbs. Amphitheaters, hollowed ages ago by the ice, areskirted on till one of these sudden turns brings Lake Louise, shimmering in all its shades of green, almost below the horses feet.On its surface lie the shadows of numerous mountains,and every tiny whisp of cloud that sails the skyis photographed in its depths. Seeking into itone sees a globe upside down, the reflection assoftly clear as the reality

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