mountains, and the force of the torrents which make their way over the narrow plain, carrying with them, annually, immense quantities of ddbms that the sea continually throws back and deposits along the western shore, we shall probably get some insight into the way in which land is gradually being built up and re-
LALUNG VILLAGE, INTERIOR OF FORMOSA.
deemed from the ocean on the west, independently of the volcanic action still at work in certain quarters of the island. Thus probably we may account for the disappearance of the Taiwan harbour within the brief period of 200 years, as well as for the forma-tl0n of Takow harbour further south. Perhaps no