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miles in a single day. The camel is fur-nish-ed with an ad-di-tion-al stomach, which serves as a res-er-voir, to hold a greater quan-ti-ty of water than is needful for a present supply.
In the e-ven-ing, when they arrive at some verdant spot, they are per-mit-ted to feed at lib-er-ty, and will then eat as
uch in one hour, as will supply them for twenty-four hours. They are par-ti-cu-lar-ly fond of the thistle, the nettle, the cassia, and other prickly ve-ge-ta-bles; and even prefer these to the most lux-u-riant pas-tur-age. The patience and docil-i-ty of the camel are very re-mark-a-ble. At the slightest signal it bends its knees, and lies upon its belly, suffering itself to be loaded in this po-si-tion; at a-no-ther sign, it rises with its load, and the driver being séated upon its back, en cou-rag-es it to proceed.
OF this an-i-mal there are three dif-fer-ent kinds, the brown bear of the Alps, the black bear of North A-mer-i-ca, and the great Greenland, or white bear. They have all the same hab-i-tudes, and are all e-qual-ly car-niv-o-rous, treach-e-rous, and cruel.
The brown bear is a savage and sol-i-ta-ry an-i-mal, frequent-ly choosing for his abode some horrid chasm, or the hollow of some e-nor-mous tree, in the most se-ques-ter-ed part of the forest.
There it retires alone, and passes some months of the winter without pro-vi-sions, or without ever stirring abroad, seeming to subsist upon the ex-u-ber-ance of its former flesh, and only feeling the calls of ap-pe-tite when the fat it had ac-quir-ed in summer begins to be wasted away.
In Can-a-da, where the black bears are very common, and where their dens are made in trees that are hollow toward the top, they are taken by setting fire to their retreats, which are often above thirty feet from the ground.
The white bear grows to above three times the size of its more southern kindred, and remains un-dis-pu-ted master of the icy mountains in Greenland and Spitz-ber-gen. It subsists prin-ci-pal-ly upon fish, seals, and dead whales.
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