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ch shades his back.
These luxurious insects, on being disturbed, rush into their holes and bring out a lot of very large chaps with big heads and tremendous nippers, who at once assume an attitude of self-defence, being, in fact, the bullies of the establishment, while the gentle parasol-bearer stands aside to watch the fun. This is almost as surprising as Sir John Lubbock's statement that some tribes of ants keep milch cows, and also an old beetle, whom they worship as an idol. —Talboy's West India pickle.
Foote's lock-stand for umbrellas
A traveler near Manjee, a small town at the confluence of the Gogra and the Ganges, mentions a baniantree which resembled an immense umbrella, being of a pyramidal shape, sloping from a central summit to the extremity of the lower branches.
The limbs of these trees extend out a distance horizontally, and then let down to the ground a number of leafless fibers, which presently take root, coalesce, and increase in bulk, so as to support the pr