Itis remarkable that whilst Talcahuano and Callao (near Lima), bothsituated at the head of large shallow bays, have suffered duringevery severe earthquake from great waves, Valparaiso, seated closeto the edge of profoundly deep water, has never been overwhelmed,though so often shaken by the severest shocks. I remember having read some observations,showing that in England the leaves fall earlier in a warm and fineautumn than in a late and cold one. It is brightlycoloured, but not so beautiful as the European species: in itsflight, manners, and place of habitation, which is generally in thedriest valley, there is also a wide difference. The increased brilliancy of the moon and stars at this elevation,owing to the perfect transparency of the atmosphere, was veryremarkable. Theroad followed the coast; every now and then crossing promontoriescovered by fine forests. Lowinforms me, that a neighbouring tribe of foot-Indians is nowchanging into horse-Indians: the tribe at Gregory Bay giving themtheir worn-out horses, and sending in winter a few of their bestskilled men to hunt for them. (PLATE 88. NOVEMBER 19, 1833. fossil allied genus. noise fromfriction of. Changes in vegetation of Pampas. This doubtless was the act of thegeneral's party, and not of the general himself. The light in thiscase was also rendered more brilliant by irritation. The housewas simple, and, though like a barn in form, was well suited to theclimate. Liesk assured us that he hadrepeatedly seen whole shoals grazing with their strong bony jaws onthe tops of the coral branches: I opened the intestines of severaland found them distended with yellowish calcareous sandy mud. It was strange to my ears to hear a man, nearlywhite and respectably dressed, talking with indifference of thetimes when he was a slave. The peopleall dress in strong woollen garments, which each family makes foritself, and dyes with indigo of a dark blue colour. These wander about single, or two and three together, andare very savage. ) It is said thatnumbers of their children invariably perish in very early infancyfrom the effects of their wandering life; and
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