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[137] South, is matter of dispute. Who understands those movements which are common to man and beast, to bird and fish? What sorcerer has probed the secret of the pilchard, the locust, and the springbok? Who knows the true reasons which led the Goth in ancient days to leave his native seat, which drives the Mongol at this present hour to quit his sacred soil? To say that the ancient Goth and modern Mongol break away from old associations in search of food and drink, is but to answer for a part of the material facts. That theory would not cover the case of bird and fish, much less of man and beast. Some creatures move in search of warmth and light, and some are led by instincts and emotions tending to the nurture of life. Men are often swayed by higher instincts than the love of meat and warmth. What forces drove the Crusaders to Syria and the Pilgrims to New England? Not the want of food and drink. What passion led the Jesuits to Paraguay, the Franciscans to Mexico? Not the desire to lodge in huts and cover the body with antelope skins. What impulse carries the Russ to Troitza, the Moor to Mecca, and the Mormon to Salt Lake?

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