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Column 5 : Number confined to the one island. I accompanied Captain Fitz Roy to an island at the head of thelagoon: the channel was exceedingly intricate, winding throughfields of delicately branched corals. It differs, however, from that genus in many essentialrespects; for instance, it has only three toes behind. These islands will, in all probability, in a shorttime become peopled like those adjoining the coast of Chiloe. Their tails are much used in steering their irregularcourse. We returned down the valley, and on the 22nd reached the town ofCopiapó. Where we slept, there were someconsiderable patches of snow, but they do not remain throughout theyear. An inhabitant of Mendoza, and hence well capable ofjudging, assured me that, during the several years he had residedon these islands, he had never felt the slightest shock of anearthquake. The houses of the Malays are arrangedalong the shore of the lagoon. Don Felix Azara volume 1 page175, mentioning a hymenopterous insect, probably of the same genus,says he saw it dragging a dead spider through tall grass, in astraight line to its nest, which was one hundred and sixty-threepaces distant. For these feats of horsemanship two things are necessary: a mostsevere bit, like the Mameluke, the power of which, though seldomused, the horse knows full well; and large blunt spurs, that can beapplied either as a mere touch, or as an instrument of extremepain. Silurian formations at Falkland Islands. I do not ground this statement merelyon my own observation, but I heard it from the Spanish inhabitantsof the latter place, and from Jemmy Button with regard to Tierradel Fuego. Excursion to Waimate. Young and old, men and children, never ceased repeating the word"yammerschooner," which means "give me. It is an incomparably finer spectacle when beheldon shore, where the waving trees, the wild
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  • Falklands War, Falkland Islands

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