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The world of the great forest; how animals, birds, reptiles, insects talk, think, work, and live (1900) (14748633885)

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The world of the great forest; how animals, birds, reptiles, insects talk, think, work, and live (1900) (14748633885)

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Identifier: worldofgreatforest00duch (find matches)
Title: The world of the great forest; how animals, birds, reptiles, insects talk, think, work, and live
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903
Subjects: Animals
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
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above thefruit-bearing trees. They soared a long time, lookingdown in that peculiar manner which belongs to theeagle, their eyeballs moving so that they can seedirectly under them. Suddenly they heard monkeyschattering among themselves. The reason of thisloud talk was that two troops of different speciesof monkeys were quarrelling, daring each other andready to fight. One troop was trying to drive theother away. The two guanioniens, by peculiar motions of theirwings and other silent ways of communication onlyknown to their species, told each other the news aboutthe monkeys. Great indeed was the joy of the guanioniens at theprospect of a good hearty meal. They bided theirtime and watched for their opportunity. They werenot going to be rash and run tne chance of missingtheir prey. 6 THE GUANIONIEN It happened that two or three days before, troops ofmonkeys had come tothose same trees andhad eaten up all thefruit that was on theirlower and middlebranches, thus leavingthat on the top. The
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monkeys lookedup, and whenthey saw thebright red, juicyfruit, they forgotall about guan-ioniens, and soonwere all over thetops of severaltrees eating awayto their hearts content, unaware of the presence THE WORLD OF THE GREAT FOREST of their enemies soaring above them and waiting forthe opportune moment to pounce upon them. Suddenly, like a flash, the two guanioniens swoopeddown perpendicularly from their height, and beforethe monkeys were aware of their presence, they hadseized the two largest in their talons, clutched firmlyby the neck and back, and rose in the air with them. CHAPTER II THE GUANIONIENS DEPARTURE FOR THE LANDOF PLENTY ONE evening after the guanioniens had returnedto their tree to spend the night, and as theystood close together on a branch upon which tliey hadperched, the big guanionien said to his mate: Dear,it is time to prepare ourselves tor the long journey wetake every year at this season, to go to our nest andrepair it. The country where we have built our nestw

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