The young Genevans failed in business, passed a severe winter in the wilds of Maine, and returned to Boston penniless.
Of existing species the bear, wild-boar, badger, roe-deer and chamois may occasionally be seen in the remotest wilds of mountain and forest.
The first real account of the gorilla appears to be the one given by an English sailor, Andrew Battel, who spent some time in the wilds of West Africa during and about the year 1590; his account being presented in Purchas's Pilgrimage, published in the year 1613.
The extremely fresh condition of the remains has given rise to the idea that Glossotherium may still be living in the wilds of Patagonia.
Betaking himself to the wilds of the country, he gradually gathered round him a body of desperate men whom he led in various attacks upon the English.