A close family who has found themselves stranded on an
island after a shipwreck - By J. D. Wyss

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THE SHINING GROTTO                     183
ness, and the winds had scattered around their flaky contents; the ground was strewed with them, they had gathered in tufts on the bushes, and they floated gently in the air.
After this, we soon reached the high ground which we had been making for ; behind, a thick forest gradually rose above us, which sheltered us from the north wind; it ended in a plain, clothed luxuriantly with grass, shrubs, and plants, and watered by a stream.
When we had refreshed ourselves with a meal, we pitched our camp there for the night, and, making up the bundles of cotton we had gathered into pillows, went to bed earlier than usual.
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