Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical; Containing the Most Recent

July 18, 2017|
Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical; Containing the Most Recent by Horatio John Suckling
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Excerpt from Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical; Containing the Most Recent Information

Davy, in 1819, and subsequently a party of officers on an elephant-shooting excursion, about the year 1826. On their return to Colombo, General Barnes, the governor, was so much taken by their account of the Climate that he decided to form a sanatarium there, and opened a road to it from Kandy in 1829. Sir E. Tennent appears to have overlooked Dr. Davy's statement that he visited the valley in 1819, when he wrote, The first visit of Europeans to this lofty plateau was made by some officers, who, in 1826, penetrated so far in pursuit of elephants (ii.

The soil in many places is black and swampy, and gems are found at the end of the valley near the road to Badulla, and searching for them is an occasional amusement with visitors, but none of any value are ever found. There is a great deal of Nillo underwood in the jungles, a species of Strobilanthes and a septennial. The seeds are eagerly sought after by rats and jungle fowl, who migrate to the neighbourhood to eat them, the latter affording capital sport while it lasts.

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Title:Ceylon, Vol. 2 of 2: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical; Containing the Most Recent
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:446 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:446 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Published:July 18, 2017
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780282385965

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