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Cuba Past and Present

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Author: Richard Davey
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,441 / 237 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.1
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 675
Added to site: 2011.12.05
mnybks.net#: 31063
Genre: History

A serious attempt at describing the entire history of Cuba and it's people.

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s the family circle in the capacity of prime domestic pet. As to the lizards, they are exceedingly well represented, both in gardens and in woods, from the charming, bright-eyed little metallic green and blue opidian, to a very large and ugly brown old lady and gentleman--they usually go abroad in pairs--to be met with in your walks, and which the uninitiated are apt to mistake for a couple of miniature crocodiles. But they are simply very large and harmless lizards, with prodigiously long Latin names. Then, too, there is the interesting and ever-changing cameleon, and the pretty striped flying squirrel, and the delightful little dormouse, a long-established native of the island, well beknown, it would seem, to Christopher Columbus and his companions, who have condescended to make special mention of his timid, yet friendly presence.

As to the flora, it is surpassingly beautiful. I shall have occasion to return to it at greater length, and will only say in this place that it embraces nearly every variet

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