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Pedestriantsm.— Captain Cochrane, who set out from St. Petersburg in May, 1820, to walk through the interior of Russia to the east of Asia, with a view of ascertaining the fact of a north-east cape, travelled at the rate of forty-three mites a day for one hundred and twenty-three successive days. He afterwards walked upwards of four hundred miles without meeting a human being. Wherever he went he seems to have accommodated himself to the habits of the people, however rude and disgusting. With the Kalmucks ho eat horseflesh, elks, and wolves ; and with the Pchutski he found as little difficulty iu pasturing upon bears, reindeer, and raw frozen fish, the latter of which he considered a great delicacy.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Issue 7945, 28 June 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Issue 7945, 28 June 1889

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