Frogs and toads occur wherever insect food is procurable, and their distribution is a world-wide one, with the exception of many islands.
Bread is cheap and good, being procurable to natives at less than a halfpenny the pound.
Fisheries were little developed before 1897 when government experiments were begun, which proved that large quantities of fish were easily procurable by trawling.
Marsivan is an unusually European place both in its aspect and the commodities procurable in the bazaar.
This mixture is known as cinchona febrifuge, and is prepared chiefly from C. succirubra, which succeeds better in India than the other species in cultivation, and grows at a lower elevation, being consequently procurable in large quantities at a comparatively low price.