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The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.
His wanderings on the retirement had been similar to my own: he had also been to Le Mans and had been in hospital a week with fever and ague, after which he had been sent up country and had been serving with another unit for a fortnight.
It even, as one student recalled, disrupted classes at Michigan Agricultural College: "'In 1858 the most notable and impressive event of the season was the fever and ague (malaria).