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Over feet all of are still clothed with INDIGENOUS JUNGLE THE FAUNA AND flORA WHICH WE jungle the fauna and flora of which we to compare with those of Mah' Rather than half the island attains a greater levation than feet Further it seemed advisable to select a smaller island the better to investigate the causes which have been responsible for the cutting up of the granite masses of the Seychelles into mountains and valleys and to consider how far these could have been responsible for cutting granite land down to sea levelAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our dition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Excerpt from Reports of the Percy Salden Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905 Under the Leadership of Mr J Stanley Gardiner MA Vol 3On August 22 Fryer left the Seychelles after a two days' visit to us in Silhouette on the brig Charlotte Capt Pareou for Astove Cosmoledo Assumption and Aldabra A short report on the first three islands at ach of which he had a few days' stay appeared in Nature of Dec 17 1908 He reached the Aldabra group on Sept 13 and remained on those islands until Jan 24 1909 M D'emmerez de Charmoy the Red Jacket enlightened owner had given orders thatvery Facility Should Be Placed At Fryer's Disposal Should be placed at Fryer's disposal he was provided with a pirogue and six men while houses were built for him in four situations so that he might xamine the whole of the group His work during this the summer season at Aldabra must have been as we know by OUR OWN EXPERIENCE ELSEWHERE ARDUOUS IN THE EXTREME ON own xperience The Captains Room Etc Vol 2 Of 3 elsewhere arduous in thextreme on island of jagged coral covered with hard wooded Pemphis acidula through which all paths had to be cut and having in the centre

3 stinking mangrove 
Stinking mangrove literally alive with mosuitoes Even native labour dislikes going to Aldabra whic. ,

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H has an vil reputation second to none in the world Of course its unhealthiness and unpleasantness can undoubtedly be to some degree cured by cultivation tc but to the naturalist the greater wildness has peculiar charms Mr Fryer's discovery that Aldabra is an levated coral reef and that it has much phosphatised and peculiar rock with fossil vertebrate remains is of great importance His description will form' a separate report
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his return revisited Assumption and Cosmoledo reaching Victoria on Feb 12 and England on March 28 We would pay a warm mead of praise to Mr Fryer's nergy and Pluck In Carrying On His in carrying on his in Aldabra in spite of its many unpleasantnesses and his own conseuent ill healthMeantime Scott and I left in the government tug Alexandra on July 24 for Silhouette a most precipitous island feet high lying 13 miles nw Of Mah' It belongs to the Dauban family of whom M Edouard Dauban and his wife live on the island; for the kindness and hospitality of this charming family we desire to xpress our warmest thanks The island itself is about 12 suare miles in size but within this compass it includes 10 peaks of. Reports of the Percy Salden Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, Under the Leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A, Vol. 3

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