John Muir


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Notes from Mary Kingsley’s West Africa

Rubber vane of W [west] Africa

Landolphia Florida (Owariensis)

Pandanus Candelabrum making dense thickets with prickly stems, leaves and thick aerial roots.

“Armchair explorers”

“Lamblike calfheadedness”

“Suburban agnostics”

“on all sides rises the colossal [lione]-hung forest mirrored with the sky in the rivers. Natives live and die in the universe of forest river and sky. In the tornado season lighting comes down into forests in great forked plashes and howling winds rush thru it claiming as many victims among its giants as the lightning does.”

“The heavy flooding suffocating heat and evident apprehensions of all living things when the storm bursts roar of rain. Behind it lie many of its

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