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126   IN THE ACADIAN LAND.

hollow logs, and where nuts are to be found and toadstools grow, he knows the common birds and beasts by sight, as a dumb person knows them without names, he plans and acts in such ways as each day has needs, he does not know beyond the limits of his wanderings. We too are soon lost. Begin where we will to study, to investigate, and directly we arrive at the boundary of all human knowledge in that direction, and can only say, with the apostle of old, " God knows, I cannot tell."


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