On the island of Martha's Vineyard, in that part of it called Nashauquitsy, there is a natural curiosity illustrative of the force of winds. It is a tree of the Hornbeam kind. which stands in the centre of a small cove in L a hill, in such a position that the wind blows upon it from an easterly direction, and can blow from no other. Consequently, at the elevation of near twelve feet the trunk begins to curve to the westward. The westward growth projects from the tree about twenty-nve or thirty feet. Not a limb projects to the eastward. The same kind of tree left to grow according to the usual laws, in protected pla ces, is quite comely and of good proportion in its growth.
This article was originally published with the title "Force of Winds"