Chapter 12.119 - Boston (continued)
Continued from 12.118- 3 feet across, to a species almost invisible. Many specimens of Birds Nests & Eggs. The Tailor birds nest very curious – Humming birds – southern hanging nests etc. etc. Humming birds eggs the size of small white beans, showed oddly enough beside the ostrich eggs. Snakes & reptiles of every kind – Huge Boar - can easily believe they have power sufficient to kill a man or a buffalo.
Have a great curiosity to see a meteorological stone – could not find one here. Have vainly looked for them elsewhere. A great variety of skeletons from the Elephant to the smallest of the quadruped tribe – one of an ostrich - Antelopes – birds – Many prepared beasts & birds. Cannot even mention a hundredth part of the natural curiosities here. One might spend several days with profit among them.
As we returned, stopped into see a collection of prized fruit & flowers, which are exhibited every Saturday between 11 & 1 o’clock. Peaches, apples, plums, grapes, pears, melons, vegetables of many kinds and flowers fine. ...continues on 12.120