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But that is fields; soon the land-rail will be heard in the darkness, and the bitterns will call from the reeds.
Through the quiet air came the far-off rush of water, and the near cry of the land-rail.
Not a sound broke the silence except the rough cry of the land-rail from the fields and the clatter of
Buffon, however, takes it with the land-rail; Gould and Yarrell put it between the little crake and water-hen.
the water-hen and land-rail are members of this order, yet the first is nearly as aquatic as the coot, and the second nearly as terrestrial as the quail or partridge.
"Through the quiet air came the far-off rush of water, and the near cry of the land-rail.