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Rivers

a state of S Nigeria, in the Niger River Delta on the Gulf of Guinea. Capital: Port Harcourt. Pop.: 4 103 372 (1995 est.). Area: 21 850 sq. km (8436 sq. miles)
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The two rivers, about the place of their confluence, are bordered by immense prairies covered with herbage, but destitute of trees.
The climate was salubrious, the soil fertile, the rivers well stocked with fish, the natives peaceable and friendly.
WHILE the Astorians were busily occupied in completing their factory and fort, a report was brought to them by an Indian from the upper part of the river, that a party of thirty white men had appeared on the banks of the Columbia, and were actually building houses at the second rapids.
To the west rose the Wind River Mountains, with their bleached and snowy summits towering into the clouds.
The Wind River Mountains are, in fact, among the most remarkable of the whole Rocky chain; and would appear to be among the loftiest.
The Wind River Mountains are notorious in hunters' and trappers' stories: their rugged defiles, and the rough tracts about their neighborhood, having been lurking places for the predatory hordes of the mountains, and scenes of rough encounter with Crows and Blackfeet.
The river was there, deep, dark and silent, and he could place the responsibility for her loss upon Muda Saffir.
Shortly after day break Ninaka beached his prahu before the long-house of a peaceful river tribe.
You meet other boats there, and river gossip is exchanged.
A good many of the new lock-keepers, especially in the more crowded portions of the river, are excitable, nervous old men, quite unfitted for their post.
In their way they are as romantic as the river they serve is unlike all the other commercial streams of the world.
They are worthy of the oldest river port in the world.

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