Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom

Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom

By Samuel Griswold Goodrich

  • Release Date : 1860-01-01
  • Genre : Life Sciences
  • FIle Size : 0.33 MB
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Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom The men would often shake the ropes by which he clung with so much violence, as to make me fear his falling; but I soon found that the power of his muscles could not be easily overcome. When in a playful humor, he would often swing within arm's length of his pursuer, and having struck him with his hand, throw himself from him.

"Whilst in Java, he lodged in a large tamarind-tree near my dwelling, and formed a bed by intertwining the small branches, and covering them with leaves. During the day, he would lie with his head projecting beyond his nest, watching whoever might pass under; and when he saw any one with fruit, would descend to obtain a share of it.

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