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his well rounded form into corners of intense seclusion. How bashful! what humility!

Nevertheless, numerous investigators have with system & with care perused divers shirt collars, shirt-seams & shirt-tails with the result, valuable to science and to civilisation, that one is able to describe fairly clearly the general nature & habits and appearance of the "Soldier Friend".

Originally, I believe he was transparent in color, - if there is such a colour as transparency in the spectrum, - but, like the frog, or the Chameleon, he can & does change his spots, and stripes too. Whilst roaming abroad in forests or in the grass he is green, and as a rule wears a hungry look; when, on a monkey's back, he is brown & looks as though

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