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The Lion's Fear Of Man

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Parent Issue
Day
15
Month
August
Year
1879
Copyright
Public Domain
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The African hunters avail themselves of the circumstance tliat the lion does not spring upon his prey till he has measured the ground, and has reached the distance of ten or twdve paces, when he lies crouching upon the ground, gathering himself for the effort. ïhe liunters, he says, make it a rule never to fire vipon a lion till he lies down at this short distance, so that they can airn directly at his head with most perfect certainty. He adds that if a person has the misfortune to nieet a lion, his only hope of safety is to stand perfectiy still, even though the animal couches to make a spring; that spring will not be hazarded, if the man has only nerve enough to reinain motionless as a statue, and look steadily at the lion. The animal hesitates, rises slowly, retreats some steps, looking earnestly about him, lies down, again retreats, till having thus by degrees got quite out of what he seems to feel as the magie circle of man's inlluence, he takes llight in the utmost haste. - Utanley. New England Hoinestead: Farmers that have a supply of old fence rails will flnd them just the thing to place next their tomato planta to keep the li-iiit oiï the ground. Place the short pieoes crosswise and the long ones on top lciigtliwi.se, eaüU side the planta, and you have the cheapest il' not the best support of the kind to be found.

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Old News
Michigan Argus