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PAGE THE ALPS
5 VERTEBRATED ANIMALS.
8. CONQUEST OF WALES
14 THE RESCUE (A Story of the Hudson River)
18 Treasures of the Deep
25 ARTICULATED ANIMALS :
29 WAT TYLER
35 ON PRESENCE OF MIND, Part I.
41 ON PRESENCE OF MIND, Part II,
46 The Last Rose of Summer
50 MOUNT VESUVIUS, Part I.
51 MOUNT VESUVIUS, Part II.
58 THE TURTLE
62 MICHAEL ANGELO.
64 THE FLOWER GIRL (A Story of the St. Gothard Pass). 69 I remember, I remember
79 RADIATED ANIMALS
82 THE LITTLE Post Boy (A Story of Swedish travel), Part I. 87 THE LITTLE Post Boy, Part II.
93 A GREAT PAINTER.
100 A Fable.
104 THE SLIDE OF ALPNACH
106 MOLLUSCOUS ANIMALS
111 Two GREAT TRAVELLERS
114 ROLF'S LEAP.
117 Human Life
124 THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER (A Story of the French Revolution) 126 THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER, Part II.
130 The Brook
. 135 The Four SUB-KINGDOMS (Natural History)
137 THE DEATH OF NELSON.
142 GENEROUS REVENGE (A Genoese Story)
THE ALPS. com-mu-ni-ca’-tion lux-u’-ri-ant-lysin'-gu-lar-ly ac-ces'-si-ble im-meas'-ur-a-ble con-struc'-tion sac'-ri-fic-ing hos’-pi-ces pe-cu-li-ar-i-ties
com-par -i-son ag-gres'-sion reck'-oned per-pet'-u-al-ly pas’-tu-ra-ges 0-ver-whelm' ab-yss'-es dim-in'-ish-ing av'-a-lanch-es ut'-ter-an-ces im-pres'-sions THE ALPs is the most extensive system of lofty mountains in Europe. The word Alp, or Alb, signifying in the ? Celtic language “white," was the name given to these mountains on account of their summits being perpetually covered with snow. The surface of Switzerland is covered by the lofty ranges of the Alps. Valleys open out in all directions, sending their melted snows on one side into the North Sea, on another into the 4 Black Sea, and on another into the Mediterranean.
The vine grows luxuriantly on the southern slopes of these mountains, being found at the height of over two thousand feet, together with maize and chestnuts. Grain, beech, and oak are met with up to the height of four thousand feet ; above this, trees become gradually smaller, till at the height of six thousand feet they cease to exist. A rich carpet of grass and flowers covers the Alps up to the height of eight thousand feet, and this forms the region of