The personwho succeeded was accordingly elected; and doubtless made a fitgeneral for such an army. We reached, by the evening, a spring called the Agua delGuanaco, which is situated at a great height. AVA OR KAVA (Macropiper methysticum), TAHITI. Cuming, before our voyage, procured here ninety species ofsea-shells, and this does not include several species not yetspecifically examined, of Trochus, Turbo, Monodonta, and Nassa. I venture, therefore, to affirm thaton the theory of the upward growth of the corals during the sinkingof the land, all the leading features in those wonderfulstructures, the lagoon-islands or atolls, which have so longexcited the attention of voyagers, as well as in the no lesswonderful barrier-reefs, whether encircling small islands orstretching for hundreds of miles along the shores of a continent,are simply explained. OCTOBER 8, 1835. on tame birds. As the fragments in the valleys are neitherrounded nor the crevices filled up with sand, we must infer thatthe period of violence was subsequent to the land having beenraised above the waters of the sea. The chief part of therange was composed of grand, solid, abrupt masses of granite, whichappeared as if they had been coeval with the beginning of theworld. --In this andPlate 97, the subsidence of the land could be represented only byan apparent rise in the level of the sea. In an instant theIndians mounted their horses, and galloped out of sight. Both partieslaughing, wondering, gaping at each other; we pitying them, forgiving us good fish and crabs for rags, etc.
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