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We proceeded to LosHornos, another mining district, where the principal hill wasdrilled with holes, like a great ants'-nest. Some of the tombstones recorded dates of the sixteenthcentury. Whenlooking down from the highest crest of the Cordillera, the mind,undisturbed by minute details, was filled with the stupendousdimensions of the surrounding masses. The movement was visible with a very weak power, buteven with the highest its cause could not be perceived. The town isremarkable for nothing but its extreme quietness. Helena, their use was banished fromTahiti by the free will of the people. The trees reach to an elevation of between 1000and 1500 feet, and are succeeded by a band of peat, with minutealpine plants; and this again is succeeded by the line of perpetualsnow, which, according to Captain King, in the Strait of Magellandescends to between 3000 and 4000 feet. Shelley, lines on Mont Blanc. The tortoise is very fond of water, drinking large quantities, andwallowing in the mud. (17/4. The inhabitants had sufficient notice to drive allthe cattle and horses into the corral which surrounded the house,and likewise to mount some small cannon. Yeso, Valle del. I call these thistle-stalks forthe want of a more correct name. The form of its beakand nostrils, length of foot, and even the colouring of itsplumage, show that this bird is a petrel: on the other hand, itsshort wings and consequent little power of flight, its form of bodyand shape of tail, the absence of a hind toe to its foot, its habitof living, and its choice of situation, make it at first doubtfulwhether its relationship is not equally close with the auks. I must take this opportunity of returningmy sincere thanks to Mr. We here have theagouti, bizcacha, three species of armadillo, the ostrich, certainkinds of partridges and other birds, none of which are ever seen inChile, but are the characteristic animals of the desert plains ofPatagonia. Good Success Bay. Here again, there are not many spaces of two hundred yards square,where some little bush, cactus or lichen, may not be

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