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The union of a cloudless sky, lowtemperature, and a furious gale of wind, must be, I should think,in all parts of the world an unusual occurrence. Captain Porter has describedthose from Charles and from the nearest island to it, namely, HoodIsland, as having their shells in front thick and turned up like aSpanish saddle, whilst the tortoises from James Island are rounder,blacker, and have a better taste when cooked. He also told me thatsome cows which were standing on the steep side of the island wererolled into the sea. (14/1. It appears odd that so many should be wasted. Theirfigures are tall and bulky; but not comparable in elegance withthose of the working-classes in Tahiti. All suchparticles, and the separate grains, possessed the power of rapidmovement; generally revolving around different axes, but sometimesprogressive. New Zealand. Horse-fly. I have in another part stated howsingular it is that there should be absolutely no trees on theseislands, although Tierra del Fuego is covered by one large forest. Holman's "Travels" volume 4 page 378. The Gauchos say that the jaguar, whenwandering about at night, is much tormented by the foxes yelping asthey follow him. Maythis difference not be caused by the greater facility with whichthe eggs of lizards, protected by calcareous shells, might betransported through salt- water, than could the slimy spawn offrogs?I will first describe the habits of the tortoise (Testudo nigra,formerly called Indica), which has been so frequently alluded to. "Observa. ) The "Beagle" sailed for Hobart Town in Van Diemen's Land. Tucutuco. AUGUST 17, 1834. At St. It feeds entirely on shell-fishfrom the kelp and tidal rocks; hence the beak and head, for
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