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RORAIMA AND BRITISH GUIANA.



ROEAIMA



BRITISH GUIANA

WITH A GLANCE AT BERMUDA, THE WEST h\l)IES,
AND THE SPANISH MAIN.



o^^^ .V^



^ BY



J. W. BODDAM-WHETHAM, i^^5-

"^ AUTHOU OF

PEARLS OF THE PACIFIC,' 'ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA,' ETC.




VIEW ON THE CUIilPUNG RIVER.



LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,

13 GREAT M.\RLBOEOUGH STREET.
1879.



All Rightx resented.






PREFACE.



" T "T TILL no one explore Roraima, and bring us

V V back the tidings which it has been waiting

these thousands of years to give us? One of the

greatest marvels and mysteries of the earth lies on the

outskirt of one of our own colonies — only not within

. , British territory because the frontier line has been

bent in at the spot, on purpose, it would seem, to

-^ shut it out — and we leave the mystery unsolved, the

marvel uncared for."
IT The above words, together with a general outline of

^the wonders to be explored, appeared in a number of

C- the "Spectator" for April, 1877, and aroused my in-
"ZJterest to such a degree that I thought by day and

dreamt by night of Roraima,




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