. Audubon and his journals [microform]. Birds; Ornithology; Oiseaux; Ornithologie. EPISODES 323 grass extended on all sides, not a living being crossed his path; all was silent and still, and the scene was like a dull and dreary dream of the land of oblivion. He wan- dered like a forgotten ghost that had passed into the land of spirits, without yet meeting one of his kind with whom to hold converse. The condition of a man lost in the wood"? is one of the most perplexing that could be imagined by a person who has not himself been in a like predicament. Every ob- ject he sees, he at first t

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. Audubon and his journals [microform]. Birds; Ornithology; Oiseaux; Ornithologie. EPISODES 323 grass extended on all sides, not a living being crossed his path; all was silent and still, and the scene was like a dull and dreary dream of the land of oblivion. He wan- dered like a forgotten ghost that had passed into the land of spirits, without yet meeting one of his kind with whom to hold converse. The condition of a man lost in the wood"? is one of the most perplexing that could be imagined by a person who has not himself been in a like predicament. Every ob- ject he sees, he at first t
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. Audubon and his journals [microform]. Birds; Ornithology; Oiseaux; Ornithologie. EPISODES 323 grass extended on all sides, not a living being crossed his path; all was silent and still, and the scene was like a dull and dreary dream of the land of oblivion. He wan- dered like a forgotten ghost that had passed into the land of spirits, without yet meeting one of his kind with whom to hold converse. The condition of a man lost in the wood"? is one of the most perplexing that could be imagined by a person who has not himself been in a like predicament. Every ob- ject he sees, he at first thinks he recognizes, and while his whole mind is bent on searching for more that may gradually lead to his extrication, he goes on committing greater errors the farther he proceeds. This was the case with the live-oaker. The sun was now setting with a fiery aspect, and by degrees it sunk in its full circular form, as if giving warning of a sultry morrow. Myriads of insects, delighted at its departure, now filled the air on buzzing wings. Each piping frog arose from the muddy pool in which it had concealed itself; the Squirrel retired to its hole, the Crow to its roost, and, far above, the harsh, croaking voice of the Heron announced that, full of anxi- ety, it was wending its way towards the miry interior of some distant swamp. Now the woods began to resound to the shrill cries of the Owl; and the breeze, as it swept among the columnar stems of the forest trees, came laden with heavy and chilling dews. Alas! no moon with her silvery light shone on the dreary scene, and the Lost One, wearied and vexed, laid himself down on the damp ground. Prayfer is always consolatory to man in every difficulty or danger, and the woodsman fervently prayed to his Maker, wished his family a happier night than it was his lot to experience, and with a feverish anxiety waited the return of day. You may imagine the length of that dull, cold, moon- less night. With the dawn of day came the usual fogs

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