Once more the earth had rocked gently on its spinning axis and once again spring had come to most of South America.

Now in November, from the Isthmus to the Horn, the sun slanted more kindly on 96,000,000 humans. Since four out of five of them depended directly for their lives on what the sun and soil and water gave them from their labors to eat, this was for most their hopeful season. Clockwise from the ten republics came the reports.

1. Venezuela. On the far plains, the llanos, that stretch from the...

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