Friday, October 09, 2015

The people of Madagascar have no reason to fear wild beasts, or venomous creatures #QotD

2015.10.04-DSC03986The people of Madagascar have no reason to fear wild beasts, or venomous creatures, as there are none upon the island. Cold weather, frost, and snow, are unknown to them; and the hot weather is less troublesome here, than upon the islands which lie in the torrid zone, because the nights are cool and the heat of the day lasts only from nine to three, during which time the sea breeze prevails, and cools the air to fuch a degree, that it is seldom inconvenient. (pp. 357-58)

From Memoirs and travels of Mauritius Augustus, count de Benyowsky... with an account of the French settlement he was appointed to form upon the island of Madagascar (1790) by Maurice Auguste Benyowsky

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