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Norwegian Runner

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glancing QJ]ter a paper trom uiucuun, says me ,ion Transcript, we find an account j.j ' a traveler truin the uiountains oí V( ■.V, who has lateiy arrived in a, and is nriótinced a a lí wonder !" j1( u. bona fiJü Norwegian runner, 'iió was about to atlempt tho discovery " tiifi source of the Wliilo Nile, on fooi, cC i.i iwiaUended. líe expccts to be n; .,t ffoni India about fuur mqnthsr, {h id h is to go in a direct line, crossing anxi svrimming rivera. He runs dëgree (60 1-2 E;iglish miles) intwclve fo )Lirá, and can go thres days nthoui g, oi or water, by merely taking a sip oi S; ■o of svrup of raspberric?, of which cl 3 carries a small bottle ; and vhen he m cy procure food, a very small qaantity Sl ilísáffice.; but wheu it wplentiful, he c its oncugh for three days. This m jrful rnaa carxies with him only a map, jl( compass, and a Norwegian ax. He ís aiready made some wouderful jourays, having gone from Constunli)ople is Calcutta and beek. in fifty-nine days qi ir which the Sultan gave him $2000 ; w ld iroin Paris to St. Pelersburg, in irleen dajs. He has cartificaies irom authorúies of Cülcutta and St. v' rabarg rerifyiDg these very e irifcr' feats. He is r.bout lorty-five 81 -ars of age, nnd slightly made. He w for sáfety in his perilous journeys fels speed, as he says nei.her dromedanor man can overtakó him.