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  2. THE ENGLISH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

    Regarding the position of England in the Mediterranean, the special correspondent of the Times, writing from Toulon on 28th October, after paying a visit to the naval station, adopts a rather despondent ...

    Article : 2,825 words
  3. THE FRENCH AND THE SIAMESE.

    The papers make too much of the final arrangements between France and Siam, which were published in London on 3rd Octobor. The demands of the French are undoubtedly heavy, but ...

    Article : 1,787 words
  4. COLOUR SUPERSTITIONS.

    A recent writer upon the half-pagan superstitions which still linger in Tuseany remarks that folk-lore in that part of Italy has a complete code of "lucky" and "unlucky" colours. ...

    Article : 1,799 words
  5. CHOLERA LORE.

    The most marvellous feature of cholera is its roving disposition. It can originate nowhere outside that comparatively small district in India between the mountainous regions of Brahmapootra ...

    Article : 1,772 words
  6. SOME MARRIAGE CUSTOMS.

    So soon as men began to note their own customs, and to reason about them, eccentricities in the marriage rite impressed the thoughtful. In those early days, however, the Greek or the Roman sage ...

    Article : 1,722 words
  7. "TALISMANS."

    Captain Williams, in his suggestive paper on "Uganda," read before the British Association recently, related (says the Spectator) a somewhat weird story. He had been informed by a French ...

    Article : 1,767 words
  8. BAMBOO.

    The Orient is wreathed with bamboo. A considerable proportion of the house, in the East are built of bamboo, and at one season of the year many thousands of natives are fed on bamboo. There is ...

    Article : 2,012 words
  9. A SECRET SERVICE OFFICER.

    "I reported the Prince of Wales once." The speaker was an old detective, or rather an old officer of the Secret Service, whom a Pall Mall Gazette reporter had caught in a confiding mood. He described ...

    Article : 1,336 words
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