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Being Adventures and Experiences in Uncivilized Regions, in which it is shown where and when to encamp ; how to equip and manage a train of pack mules ; break, gear, and saddle wild horses; cross streams, build log shanties, trenail a raft, dig out a canoe or build it with bark or hide, manage dog sleighs, tramp on snow shoes, &c. By J. KEAST LORD, late of the British North American
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Metamorphoses of Man and Animals.
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The Stream of Life on our Globe.
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Half-Hours with the Telescope:
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Their Management, Habits, Diseases, Breeding, and Methods of