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staves is a frequent subject of complaint in our an-ficulties present themselves, requiring much patience cient laws, yet, instead of ordering the yew tree to be and extensive knowledge satisfactorily to remove. cultivated at home, foreign merchants were obliged, There is one circumstance connected with them which under heavy penalties, to import the material from has especially engaged the thoughts of the learned : abroad.

the animals of which many of these bones were the In the 12th of Edw. IV. it was enacted, that every remains, are never found in our days alive in those merchant stranger should bring four bow staves for cold regions of the North, but are natives of the South every ton of merchandise, imported from Venice or or Tropical parts of the globe; and many, as in the other places, from whence they had heretofore been case of the fossil elephant, belonged to a species not procured. In the reign of Elizabeth, the complaint at present met with in any part of the known world. of the dearness and scarcity of bow staves was re- The Professor of Geology at Oxford, Dr. Buckland, newed, and the statute 6 Edw. IV was put in force. was requested to examine the collection brought home

From the above particulars it clearly appears, that by Captain Beechy, and to prepare a description of we depended upon foreign wood for our bows, which them. This he did, and the result is a most interestwould not have occurred if our churchyards coulding work, published as an appendix to the Captain's have furnished sufficient quantity for the public celebrated narrative of his voyage. service.

Professor Buckland compares the accounts brought The truth is, that though our archers were the home by these voyagers (especially that of Mr. Collie, glory of the nation, and the terror of its enemies, yet surgeon to the expedition) with the description of the English yew was of inferior quality, and our similar discoveries by other writers, and with the brave countrymen were obliged to have recourse to result of his own researches and observations. He foreign materials. This accounts for the silence of thus endeavours to throw "some light upon the cuour ancient legislators with respect to the culture of rious and perplexing question, as to what was the the English yew, which appears never to have been climate of this portion of the world at the time when an object of national concern.

it was inhabited by animals now so foreign to it as Sir Thomas Brown, in his “Urn-burial,” thinks it the elephant and rhinoceros; and as to the manner may admit of conjecture whether the planting of yews in which not only their teeth and tusks, and other in churchyards, had not its origin from ancient fune- | portions of their skeletons, but, in some remarkral rites, or as an emblem of the resurrection, from able instances, the entire carcasses of these beasts, its perpetual verdure.

with their flesh and skin still perfect, became entombed The yew tree has been considered as an emblem of in ice, or in frozen mud and gravel, over such extenmourning from the earliest times. The Greeks sive and distant regions of the north." It is stated adopted the idea from the Egyptians, the Romans by the celebrated naturalist, Pallas, that throughout from the Greeks, and the Britons from the Romans. the whole of northern Asia, from the river Don to From long habits of association, the yew acquired a the extreme point nearest America, there is scarcely sacred character, and therefore was considered as the any great river in whose banks they do not find the best and most appropriate ornament of consecrated bones of elephants and other large animals, which ground. The custom of placing them singly is equally cannot now endure the climate of that district; and ancient. Statius, in his Thebaid, calls it the solitary that all the fossil ivory collected for sale throughout yew. And it was at one time, as common in the Siberia, is found in the lofty, steep, and sandy banks churchyards of Italy, as it is now in North and South of the rivers of that country; and that the bones of Wales. In many villages of those two provinces, the large and small animals lie in some places piled togeyew tree and the church are coeval with each other. ther in great heaps ; but in general they are scattered

separately, as if they had been agitated by waters,

and buried in mud and gravel. LINES ON THE BIBLE,

The term “ Mammoth" has been applied indiscri

minately to all the largest species of fossil animals. Within this awful volume lies

It is a word from the Tartar language, and means The mystery of mysteries;

simply “ Animal of the Earth.” It is now used only Happiest they of human race To whom their God has given grace

to signify the fossil elephant. Of all the remains that To read, to fear, to hope, to pray,

have ever been discovered, the most remarkable is the To list the latch, to force the way;

entire carcass of a Mammoth, not petrified, but merely And better had they ne'er been born

frozen, with its flesh, skin, and hair, fresh and well Than read to doubt, or read to scorn.

preserved. How many thousand years it might have

been so kept from corruption in its icy coffin, it is imTHE MAMMOTH OF THE NORTH.

possible to say. In the year 1803 it fell from a frozen

cliff in Siberia, near the mouth of the river Lena. When Captain Beechey returned to England after Nearly five years elapsed between the period when his voyage to the Pacific Ocean, he brought home a the carcass was first observed by a Tungusian in the large quantity of the petrified or stone remains of thawing cliff, in 1799, and the moment when it beelephants and other animals, which were found im- came entirely loosened and fell down upon the bedded in the cliffs of frozen mud within Behring's strand between the shore and the base of the cliff. Strait and in various parts of the Northern Seas. Here it lay two more years, till the greater part of The most perfect specimens of these remarkable the flesh was devoured by wolves and bears. The fossils as they are called, are preserved in the British skeleton was then collected by Mr. Adams, and sent Museum, and will amply repay the inspection of any to Petersburgh. Some idea may be formed of the size one who takes an interest in such subjects.

of this enormous animal, from the fact that the head, That these remains formed parts of animals once without the tusks, weighed four hundred and fourliving on this earth, would be just as reasonable to teen pounds; the tusks together weighed three hunquestion, as it would be, on entering a butcher's dred and sixty pounds. Great part of the skin of shambles, to doubt whether the hide and hair and the body was preserved, and was covered with reddish bones of an ox just killed, once belonged to a real wool and black hairs; about thirty-six pounds weight animal. But on examining these bones, various dif- of hair was collected from the sand, into which it had

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BY SIR WALTER SCOTT.

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Dr. Buckland is said to be at present engaged on / of this flower with delight, and tells us, “it is of a most a most important work upon the evidence borne by excellent fair skie-coloured blew, so pleasant to behold, the science of geology to the truth of revealed reli- that often it amazeth the spectator.” It is now ascergion. For his fuller and more matured opinion on tnined to be a native of Barbary, from whence it these animal remains of the northern world, we look travelled first to Spain, and has since been scattered forward with expectations of great pleasure and profit. over the whole of Europe. It is now so common in The christian has never any thing to fear from the Spain, Portugal, and Sicily, as to be considered one discovery of truth; he should encourage its cultiva- of their native weeds. It is called Tricolor, from the tion on all subjects. Half-knowledge, partial and three colours of its beautiful leaves, which are yellow hasty views upon difficult subjects, may often be made at the base, with rays of white that divide the yellow to perplex and distress the believer; the full truth from the fine ultramarine blue of the edge: as the leaves will always bring him satisfaction and comfort. expand to the sun, they form a most gracefully

shaped cup or chalice, like the end of a French-horn, and, in the reversed state, resemble the elegant roofs of the Chinese pagodas. The convolvulus opens and closes its flower with folds similar to those of a. parasol ; they are never expanded at night, or in wet weather, in order that the inner parts may be guarded from damp air; on this account it is named by the French Belle-de-Jour, (Day Beauty.) This is not a climbing plant, but carries its branches in such a direction that a few seeds are enough to form a clump of sufficient size to give effect in the garden, from the month of June to the end of August; and as, during this season, the chief colours of flowers are reds and yellows, the fine blue of this is particularly desirable to form a contrast.

The seeds are generally sown in the spring, but it

is desirable to sow some in the autumn also, as they Skeleton of the Mammoth.

will flower a month earlier than those sown in the Cuvier, whose opinions upon these subjects have other season, which prolongs the enjoyment of their been the most generally followed, concludes “that flowers. The seed should not be covered with more those animals, the bones and carcases of which are than about half an inch of earth, and from three to found imbedded in the ice of the northern seas, once five seeds are sufficient for each clump. lived in that region in a climate totally different from its present intense cold; that some great change some ConvolvuLUS MAJOR.-(Purpureus.) time or other took place in the temperature, which destroyed the existing animals, or prevented them from continuing their species. This change must have been sudden; for if the cold had come on slowly and by degrees, the softer parts, by which the bones are found still covered, must have had time to decay, as we find in hotter climates. It would have been utterly impossible for an entire carcass like the vast monster discovered by Mr. Adams, to have preserved its hair and its flesh without corruption, had it not immediately been encased in the ice which preserved it to our times."

What was the nature and character of this sudden change—what means the Omnipotent and Eternal One employed to effect it-science probably never will be able to discover ; but, like all other subjects above the range of man's mind to reach, a knowledge of it, we may rest assured, is not necessary either for our present or our future good.-J. E. T.

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THE CONVOLVULUS, OR BINDWEED. The plants of this beautiful race are sufficiently nume

Convolvulus Major rous to fill a volume with their description. Martyn described no less than 110 kinds, in 1807, since which This elegant climbing plant is a native Bindweed of time several species have been added, as the Hortus America, from whence the seeds were first received in Kewensis then contained only 33 species, which are Italy, and from thence by us prior to 1629, as they now increased to 49. Europe claims only fourteen are recorded amongst the flowers which embellished species, three of which are natives of the British our gardens in that age. This is a delicate species, Islands, the remainder coming from the Indies and and requires the aid of a hotbed to bring the young America.

plants forward, which may be planted out in warm The species most familiar to our gardens, arc the situations about the end of May. It is usually emTrailing, Convolvulus Minor, or Tricolor, and the ployed to cover the trellis-work of arbours, porticoes, Convolvulus Major, Purpureus. Both of these were and verandas, for which it is well adapted, on account known in our gardens as long back as the time of of its climbing and binding nature, whilst its graeeCharles I: Parkinson tells us, in 1629, that he re-ful-shaped corollas display the most beautiful shades ceived the seeds of the Convolvulus Minor "out of of violet, reddish purple, and lilac, which are some Spain and Portugal, from Guillaume Boel.” He spcaks times delicately shaded, and at others striped, so as

to form a star; others are of a pure white, or slightly root, of a white milky substance, which penetrates in tinged with purple.

a serpentine direction so deeply into the earth, and is These plants will frequently climb to the height of so firm in its hold, as to render it next to imposten or twelve feet; and when planted so as to receive sible to destroy it: for every atom of it left in the the support of young trees, they have a more agree-ground, at whatever depth, will reach the surface as able effect than when upheld by a stake. In Jamaica a perfect plant. In trenching of lands we have frethis species of Convolvulus climbs the highest trees, quently seen it at the depth of three feet, being the suspending its china-looking cups from the branches pest of the garden and arable lands where it abounds, in a most delightful manner, sometimes dangling in Miller says it is generally a sign of gravel lying under the air, and at others forming graceful festoons. the surface ; and he adds that, from the depth it pe

It is from this twining nature of the plant that the netrates into the ground, it is by some country people name of Convolvulus has been bestowed on it; and named Devil's-guts. It also bears the name of Cornperhaps we have not a native weed that displays a bind, Withbind, Bindweed, Barebind, and Hedge-bells. more beautiful flower than the Great Bindweed, Jalap is obtained from the Convolvulus Jalapa of which entwines itself amongst the shrubs of our South America, which takes its name from Xalapa, a hedgerows until it reaches the top, where it expands province lying between Mexico and La Vera Cruz. its fiowers in a dress that challenges the spotless snow This race of plants also affords the inhabitants of for purity, and would demand more general admira- tropical climates a valuable species of food, as it is tion were it less common.

the Convolvulus Batatas which produces the tuberous However we may admire this species of Bindweed roots called Batatas, or Spanish potatoes.-Phillips's in hedgerows, we must be cautious to keep it out of Flora Historica. shrubberies, in which, if it once enter, it cannot be easily destroyed, as the smallest piece of its rambling

THE TRUMPETER BIRD. roots is sufficient to spread over a garden, where it frequently entwines its roots amongst those of roses or other shrubs, so as to make it exceedingly difficult to prevent its overpowering the plants which support it, and next to impossible to destroy it altogether. We are told that swine are excessively fond of this root, and we have frequently observed them grubbing for and devouring it with great cagerness; but as these animals are bad gardeners, we cannot avail ourselves of their assistance in the rooting out of the Convolvulus Sepium, without incurring a greater evil.

The SMALL BINDWEED. -(Convolvulus Arvensis.)

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Convolvulus Arrensis. This plant, although more humble in its growth, is more formidable to the husbandman than the Great Bindweed, which principally confines itself to the This bird is a native of South America. Its length hedgerow, whereas the Arvensis, or field Bindweed, is about twenty-two inches, and its legs are five inches travels over the whole field, entwining itself around high, and completely covered with small scales, which the stalks of corn for support, or upholding itself by reach two inches above the knee. Its general pluthe blades of grass, or whatever comes in its way, not mage is black, and the feathers of the head and neck even refusing to embrace the nettle for the sake of are very short and downy; those of the fore part of a prop to display its beauties on, which are but little the neck, and upper part of the breast, of a very inferior, in point of colouring, to the beautiful cups glossy gilded green, with a reflection of blue in some of the Convolvulus Major, whilst it possesses an lights. The feathers between the shoulders are rustagreeable fragrance which the other cannot boast of. coloured, changing into a pale ash colour as they pass

Nature has endowed this native flower of our fields downwards. They are loose and silky. Those of the with the means of protecting its seed parts from the night shoulders are long, and hang over the tail, which is air by the folds in the cup, which open with the rising very short, and consists of twelve blackish feathers. sun, and close as the day decreases, or at the approach The legs are greenish, and the bill is yellowish green, of rain. The nectary of this little flower also displays having the nostrils open. the wise provision which Nature has made to secure The most characteristic and remarkable property this sweet juice, so essential to the formation of of these birds consists in the wonderful noise which the seed. The stigma is supported on arches over they often make, either of their own accord, or when the bottom of the cup, leaving only such small open- urged by their keepers. To induce them to this, it ings between the piers that form the arches as to bid is sometimes necessary to entice the bird with a bit defiance to the plunder of the bee or insects of any of bread to come near, and then making the same considerable size : yet it seems to support an animal kind of sound, which the keepers can well imitate, peculiar to this plant, for we seldom look into the the bird will frequently be disposed to repeat it. This blossom of this field Convolvulus without seeing strange noise, which somewhat resembles the moan several minute insects busily employed in this cavern of pigeons, is at times preceded by a savage cry, in. of sweets. This species of Bindweed has a perennial terrupted by a sound approaching that of sherch,

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sherch. In this way the bird utters five, six, or seven times, very quickly, a hollow noise from within its

BALL-PLAY OF THE INDIANS. body, nearly as if one pronounced tou, tou, tou, tou, We set out for the scene of this famous Indian ganie; tou, tou, with the mouth shut, resting upon the last and, after wandering about for some time, we found tou a very long time, and terminating by sinking gra- the spot in the bosom of the forest, at the distance of dually with the same note

a mile or two from the road. It consisted of an open When tamed, the Trumpeter distinguishes its master space about 200 yards in length by 20 yards wide, and benefactor with marks of affection. Having," from which the trees had been cleared away, though (says Vosmaër) “reared one myself, I had an oppor- the grass was left untouched, nor was the surface even tunity of experiencing this. When I opened its cage levelled. At each end of this area two green boughs in the morning, the kind animal hopped round me, were thrust into the ground, six feet apart from each expanding its wings, and trumpeting, as if to wish me other, as a sort of wicket. The object of the game, good morning. He showed equal attention when I it afterwards appeared, was to drive the ball between went out and returned. No sooner did he perceive these boughs; and whichever party succeeded in acme at a distance, than he ran to meet me; and even complishing this, counted one. when I happened to be in a boat, and set my foot on By one o'clock the surrounding space was thickly shore, he welcomed me with the same compliments, speckled over with Creek women, accompanied by which he reserved for me alone, and never bestowed numerous squads of copper-coloured little Creekies; pon others."

but still the real parties in the contest were nowhere The Trumpeter is easily tamed, and always becomes to be seen. attached to its benefactor. When bred up in the From time to time, indeed, we had sufficient indi house, it loads its master with caresses, and follows cations of their being somewhere in the neighbourhis motions; and if it conceives a dislike to persons hood, from the loud shrieks or yells raised by a great on account of their forbidding figure, or of some number of voices in chorus, which issued from the injury received, it will pursue them sometimes to a forest, but not a soul was yet visible. We walked considerable distance, biting their legs, and showing in the direction of these cries, and came up to forty every mark of displeasure. It obeys the voice of its or fifty naked savages lying flat on the grass ; further master, and even answers the call of others to whom

on, we came to various parties at their toilet. Some it bears no ill-will. It is fond of caresses, and offers of these dandies of the woods were employed in paintits head and neck to be stroked; and if once accusing one eye black, the other yellow. Several youths, tomed to these familiarities, it becomes troublesome, thrusting long black feathers into their turbans, or and will not be satisfied without continual fondling. cloths which they had wound round their heads. It makes its appearance as often as its master sits Others were fitting their naked bodies with tails, to down to table, and begins with driving out the dogs resemble tigers and lions, having already daubed and and cats from the room ; for it is so obstinate and streaked themselves all over from head to foot with a bold, that it never yields, but oftentimes, after a variety of colours, intended to set off the coppery tinge tough battle, will put a middle-sized dog to Aight. of their own red skins-anxious that art might coIt avoids the bites of its antagonist by rising in the operate as far as possible with nature, in making them air ; and retaliates with violent blows of its bill look as much like wild beasts as possible. and claws, aimed chiefly at the eyes. After it gains At last, a far louder cry than we had yet lieard the superiority, it pursues the victory with the utmost burst from the woods in the opposite direction. Upon rancour, and if not taken off, will destroy its antago- looking up, we saw the Indians of the other party nist. By its intercourse with man, its instincts be- advancing to the ball play-ground in a most tumultuous come moulded like those of a dog ; and we are manner, shrieking, yelling, hallooing, brandishing assured it can be trained to attend a flock of sheep. their sticks, performing somersets, and exhibiting all It even shows a degree of jealousy of its human conceivable antics. At this stage of the game, I was rivals ; for when at table, it bites fiercely the naked forcibly reminded of the pictures in Cook's Voyages, legs of the negroes and other domestics who approach where multitudes of the South Sea Islanders are reits master.

presented as rushing forward to attack the boats. Almost all these birds have also a habit of follow- There were fifty of the inhabitants of one village ing people through the streets, and out of town, even pitted against fifty of another; and the players, being those whom they have never seen before. It is diffi- selected from the strongest, nimblest, and most spicult to get rid of them. If a person enters a house, rited of the whole tribe, the party offered some of the they will wait his return, and again join him, though finest specimens of the human form I ever beheld. after an interval of three hours. · I have sometimes,” The first party, on rushing out of the woods in the (says M. de la Borde) “ betaken myself to my heels ; manner I have described, danced in the same noisy but they ran faster, and always got before and and tumultuous fashion, round the two green boughs when I stopped, they stopped also. I know one that at their end of the ground. After this first explosion, invariably follows all the strangers who enter its they advanced more leisurely to the middle of the master's house, accompanies them into the garden, cleared space, where they squatted down in a thick takes as many turns there as they do, and attends cluster till their adversaries made their appearance. them back again.”

The same ceremonies were observed by the second In a state of nature the Trumpeter inhabits the bar- party, after which they settled down likewise on the ren mountains and upland forests of South America, grass in a body. The two groups remained eyeing never visiting the cleared grounds nor the settlements. one another for a long time, occasionally uttering It associates in numerous flocks. It walks and runs, yells of defiance. rather than flies, since it never rises more than a few At a signal from one of the chiefs, the two parties feet from the ground, and then only to reach some suddenly sprung to their feet, and stood branilishing short distance, or to gain some low branch. It feeds their sticks over their heads. Every player lield ore on wild fruits ; and when surprised in its haunts, of these implements in each hand. They were formed makes its escape by the swiftness of its feet, at the of light, tough wood, I think willow, about two feet same time uttering a shrill cry, not unlike that of a long, and as thick as my thumb. At the end farthest turkey.-BINGLEY's Animal Biography.

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an oval, three inches long by two wide, across which leaping to escape a trip, sometimes doubling like a opening, or loop, were stretched two thongs made of hare, and sometimes tumbling at full length, or breakhide. By means of these bats, the ball was struck to ing his shins on a fallen tree, but seldom losing hold a great distance whenever any of the players succeeded of his treasure without a severe struggle. It really in hitting it fairly. This, however, was not very often seemed as if the possessor of the ball upon these octhe case, for reasons which will be stated immediately. casions had a dozen pair of eyes, and was gifted for Generally speaking, the ball was grasped or held be the time with double speed; for, in general, he had tween the ends of the two sticks, and carried along not only to evade the attacks of those who were close over the head by the fortunate player who had got to him, but to avoid being cut off, as it is called in hold of it. The ball was pretty much like that used seamen's language, by the others farther ahead. These in Tennis-courts, only not so hard, being formed out parts of the game were exciting in the highest degree, of raw hide stuffed with deer's hair.

and it almost made the spectators breathless to look After the parties had stood for some minutes in at them. silence, in two rows facing one another, they stepped Sometimes the ball, when thrown up in the first forward till they came within the distance of a few instance by the chief, was reached and struck by one feet. Upon some word of command being given by of the party before it fell to the ground. On these one of the chiefs, every one laid down his sticks be- occasions, it was driven far amongst the pine-trees, fore him on the ground. A deputation of the chiefs quite out of sight to our eyes, but not to those of the highest in rank now proceeded to examine and count Indians, who darted towards the spot, and drove it the parties, in order to make sure of their being an back again. In general, however, they contrived to equal number on both sides. All these ceremonies, catch the ball before it fell, and either to drive it and various others which I forget, being ended, an back, or to grasp it and run along, as I have described, old man stood forward and made a speech, or talk, as towards the end of the ground. Sometimes they it is called, which, being interpreted to us, appeared were too eager to make much noise; but whenever a to be formed of injunctions to the combatants to ob- successful blow was made, the people on the winning serve fair play, and to do honour to their country upon side uttered a short yell, so harsh and wild, that it this important occasion. As soon as he ceased, the made my blood run cold every time I heard it, from Indians scattered themselves over the ground, accord being associated with tortures, human sacrifices, ing to some rules not unlike those of cricket, by which scalpings, and all the horrors of Indian warfare. the players might intercept the ball, and send it back The way of reckoning was most primitive. Two again in the right direction. I observed that each of of the oldest and most trustworthy of the chiefs were the goals, or wickets, formed by the two boughs at seated on one side, each with ten small sticks in his the ends, was guarded by a couple of the most expert hand, one of which was thrust into the ground every players, whose duty it was to prevent the ball passing time the ball happened to be driven through the through the opening—the especial object of the wicket. Twenty was game; but I observed these opposite party.

learned sages never counted higher than ten, so that When these long ceremonials and preparations when it became necessary to mark eleven, the whole were over, one of the chiefs, having advanced to ten sticks were pulled out, and one of them replaced. the centre of the area, cast the ball high in the air. Sometimes the ball fell amongst the groups of As it fell, between twenty and thirty of the players lookers-on, the women and children of the different rushed forward, and, leaping several feet off the Indian villages. It did not signify a straw, however, ground, try to strike it. The multiplicity of blows, who was in their way; all respect of persons, age, acting in different directions, had the effect of bring- and sex was disregarded, in the furious rush of the ing the ball to the ground, where a fine scramble players, whose whole faculties seemed fixed on the took place, and a glorious clatter of sticks mingled game alone. with the cries of the savages. At length an Indian, A person had previously taught me the art of more expert than the others, contrived to nip the ball avoiding the mischief of these whirlwind rushes of the between the ends of his two sticks, and having ma

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and it was fortunate for me that he did so. naged to fork it out, ran off with it like a deer, with I was standing on one side of the ground, admiring a his arms raised over his head, pursued by the whole grand chase, which was going on at some considerable party engaged in the first struggle. The fortunate distance, when one of the players, who was watching youth was, of course, intercepted in his progress twenty his opportunity, intercepted the fugitive, and struck different times by his antagonists, who shot like hawks the ball out of the other's grasp, though he was across his fight from all parts of the field, to knock bounding along with it at a prodigious rate. The the prize out of his grasp, or to trip him up-in short, ball pitched within a yard or two of the spot were I by any means to prevent his throwing it through the was standing. In the next instant a dozen or twenty opening between the boughs at the end of the play- Indians whizzed past me, as if they had been ground. Whenever this grand purpose of the game was shot out of cannons. I sprung to the nearest tree, accomplished, the successful party announced their as I had been instructed, and putting my hands and right to count one by a fierce yell of triumph, which legs round, embraced it with all my might. A poor seemed to pierce the very depths of the wilderness. boy, however, close to me, had not time to imitate my It was sometimes highly amusing to see the way in example, and being overwhelmed by the multitude, which the Indian who had got hold of the ball con- was rolled over and over half a dozen times, in spite of trived to elude his pursuers. It is not to be supposed his screams, which were lost in the clatter of sticks, and he was always allowed to proceed straight to the the yells and shouts of the combatants, who by this goal, or wicket, or even to get near it; but, on the time had become animated by the exercise, and were contrary, he was obliged, in most cases, to make a letting out the secret of their savage nature very fast. circuit of many hundred yards amongst the trees, It frequently occurred to me, when looking at this with thirty or forty swift-footed fellows stretching animated game, that it might be introduced with great after or athwart him, with their fantastic tigers' tails effect at the public schools in England, and I hope streaming behind them; and he, in like manner, at my description may suffice for the purpose of exfull speed, holding his sticks as high over his head as plaining the details. There is no reason, indeed, why possible, sometimes ducking to avoid a blow, or the young men of Eton or Harrow should paint one

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