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Later Geographies                      253
St. Louis, the capital of the Territory of Louisiana, contains about 200 houses and is well fortified.
The people of Norway are justly famed for honesty and industry, and retain their strength so long, that a Nor­wegian is not supposed incapable of labour, till he is up­wards of ioo years old. The inhabitants in some of the interior parts it is said live till weary of life.
From Worcester's Elements of Geography, 1829.
In all the northern parts of Russia the winter cold is very terrible. Birds in the act of flying have sometimes been known to drop down dead from the atmosphere in consequence of it; drivers of carriages are frequently frozen to death upon their seats without being able to change their position. At Petersburg, only two months in the year are entirely free from snow.
The Condor is undoubted the largest bird that per­vades the air. When it alights on the ground, or rises from it, the noise it makes with its wings is such as to
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