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Identifier: overlandtochina00colquoft (find matches)

Title: The "Overland" to China

Year: 1900 (1900s)

Authors: Colquhoun, Archibald R. (Archibald Ross), 1848-1914

Subjects: Siberia (Russia) -- Description and travel China -- Description and travel

Publisher: London Harper

Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto

Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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w a load, averaging one hundred poundsper dog, at the rate of some eight miles an hour. Apeculiarity of these valuable animals is that theycannot bark. How precarious is the existence ofthese wandering peoples is evidenced by the factthat they regard death from starvation as a naturalending, and, till comparatively recent times, practisedthe filial duty of stabbing an aged parent to save himfrom more protracted pangs. In vivid contrast to its climatic rigors, the coastof Kamchatka is dotted with giant volcanoes, manyin full eruption. The red glow of their craters onice-pack and frozen cape; the torrents of boilingsnow—if the description be allowable—which scartheir sides; the silent line of huge white sentinels,standing with quenched fires guarding the Arcticseas—all serve to form an impressive picture of thewarring forces of nature. The development of land industries being hope-less, the economical future of this region centresin the vast sea industries of its coast. The Sea 76

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■3 m 6o 3 SIBERIA of Okhotsk and Bering Sea have always been afavorite feeding-ground for marine animals, abound-ing in fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and beds of sea-cabbage, Specimens of the now extinct sea-cow,an animal weighing fifty thousand pounds, werelast killed on Bering Island in 1780. The fast-dis-appearing sea-lion also frequented these waters;

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