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crops. I have seen many crops simply threshed out while standing by sparrows.

English trout have been placed in the rivers, and grow to a size never seen in the country whence they came, but they have a less delicate flavour on this account. Salmon are not as yet found in the rivers, but the Acclimatization Society are cultivating the spawn in their ponds.

All animals, birds, and fishes seem to thrive in New Zealand, and generally grow to a larger size than in England.

Domestic animals, such as horses, sheep, dogs, etc., were all, of course, originally imported. Sheep were in some cases