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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter viii. Communication in Selangor--Forest--Rattan--Journey to Klang--Timber--Night in the jungle--Woodcutters--Kwala Lumpor: its central position--Resident-General--Leaving Kwala Lumpor--Travelling northward--Limestone hill and caves--Soil--Wild animals--Rogue elephant--Former denizens of the jungle--Camp--Insects--Scorpions--Horse leeches--Crossing pass--Ulu Yam--Benighted on horseback--Bathing--Sunset--Remains of Siamese tin-workings. In 1883 the only other egress from the State of Selangor besides the river routes was by a primitive and roughly constructed earth road between Kwala Lumpor and Bukit Kuda, which was very steep in places, with so many ups and downs as to appear somewhat like journeying over a tempestuous sea On both sides of the road was dense jungle, the large trees of which nearly met overhead, consequently there was no varied scenery along the route, nothing except an unending vista of forest, beautiful in its way, yet somewhat monotonous. Tall, giant trees towered overhead, amongst the forks of whose heavy and wide-spreading branches grew enormous stag ferns, very striking when seen nestling so high up, with their long green fronds hanging down, overlapping the withered brown leaves underneath. Some of these forest trees had stems upon which the dark brown bark grew rough and crinkled, whilst on others it was of a greyish hue, smooth and glossy-looking, and here and there might be descried a trunk spreading out with several wing-like projections as it neared the ground; and beneath the mighty monsters grew other trees of smaller girth, and beneath these again still smaller ones, and saplings of various sizes, down to the newly sprouted seed sending up its tiny shoot, trying to force its way in life, and either...
bound: 82 pages
publisher: TheClassics.us (September 12, 2013)
isbn: 1230224785, 978-1230224787,
weight: 6.4 ounces (