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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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that of the plover, and is exceedingly rich
in flavour. I have seen the boors offering
large quantities of these eggs for sale in the
market at Stockholm. From this practice
it is not improbable but that the breed of
this bird, as well as the chader, ora, &c.
will be greatly diminished, if not at last
totally extirpated. Upon inquiry,
however, I do not find that any alteration in
point of quantity has, as yet, been
perceived in Lapland.

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LETTER XX.



Tornao.

From the number, size, and retired
situation of the Lapland lakes, it may be
imagined that they abound in a variety of
aquatic fowls. This possibly may be the
case, but in order to be a judge of this it
would be necessary to take up our abode
in these cold regions during the winter
months. There are several of the duck
species to be found here; one I was shewn
which had been shot by a boor resembling
the moor-cock in plumage, and which a

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