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. Wanderings in the great forests of Borneo; travels and researches of a naturalist in Sarawak. Botany; Zoology; Artocarpus; Bananas. IN BORNEAN FORESTS [chap. to that of a human being under Hke conditions. The remote ancestor of the ikan sumpit must have beheld objects which it desired to possess, but which were beyond its means of capture, and, destitute of both prehensile organ or missile, may have tried to spit (if I may so express it) at the insect which, settled on a blade of grass over- hanging the water, had tempted its avidity. The fish thus utilised •i'fe---. 'X ' ffw*^' v? '4 '^

. Wanderings in the great forests of Borneo; travels and researches of a naturalist in Sarawak. Botany; Zoology; Artocarpus; Bananas. IN BORNEAN FORESTS [chap. to that of a human being under Hke conditions. The remote ancestor of the ikan sumpit must have beheld objects which it desired to possess, but which were beyond its means of capture, and, destitute of both prehensile organ or missile, may have tried to spit (if I may so express it) at the insect which, settled on a blade of grass over- hanging the water, had tempted its avidity. The fish thus utilised •i'fe---. 'X '  ffw*^'  v? '4 '^ Stock Photo
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. Wanderings in the great forests of Borneo; travels and researches of a naturalist in Sarawak. Botany; Zoology; Artocarpus; Bananas. IN BORNEAN FORESTS [chap. to that of a human being under Hke conditions. The remote ancestor of the ikan sumpit must have beheld objects which it desired to possess, but which were beyond its means of capture, and, destitute of both prehensile organ or missile, may have tried to spit (if I may so express it) at the insect which, settled on a blade of grass over- hanging the water, had tempted its avidity. The fish thus utilised •i'fe---. 'X ' ffw*^' v? '4 '^M-^ -. .,^.^.'!« * ?s'4- - " --*>^ ^.v^k... i-'f*d^ Kt 't-- ? Fig. 29. -"IKAN SUMPIT," OR SUMPITAN FISH. the only means in its power towards an attempt to throw something at the desired prey. The conclusion is that acts of volition have induced the ancestor of the ikan sumpit to endeavour to perform certain movements in its buccal apparatus towards the attaining of an end for which originally its organism was not morphologically adapted. The modifications, therefore, which finally caused so 140. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Beccari, Odoardo, 1843-1920; Giglioli, Enrico Hillyer, 1845-1909. tr; Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill, 1852-1933. ed. London, A. Constable & co. , ltd

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