It is much softer, more transparent, and containsmore animal matter, than the natural incrustation at Ascension; butwe here again see the strong tendency which carbonate of lime andanimal matter evince to form a solid substance allied to shell. Shortlyafterwards we came to a spot where, from the fresh footsteps ofmen, children, and horses, it was evident that the party hadcrossed the river. The partyaltogether closely resembled the devils which come on the stage inplays like Der Freischutz. But even the rule, if confined to South America, of treesflourishing only in a climate rendered humid by rain-bearing winds,has a strongly marked exception in the case of the FalklandIslands. While staying at this estancia, I was amused with what I saw andheard of the shepherd-dogs of the country. OLD CHURCH, CASTRO, CHILOE. CHAPTER XI. It is easy to specify theindividual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it isnot possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings ofwonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate themind. ButI stopped both tyrant and prey. On first arriving, it was our custom tounsaddle the horses and give them their Indian corn; then, with alow bow, to ask the senhÃ´r to do us the favour to give us somethingto eat. As all these craters apparently havebeen formed when standing in the sea, and as the waves from thetrade wind and the swell from the open Pacific here unite theirforces on the southern coasts of all the islands, this singularuniformity in the broken state of the craters, composed of the softand yielding tuff, is easily explained. Whether itis a true thistle, I do not know; but it is quite different fromthe cardoon; and more like a thistle properly so called. ) It is also said that palms and bamboosfrom somewhere in the torrid zone, and trunks of northern firs, arewashed on shore; these firs must have come from an immensedistance. Among the Patagonian Indians in the Strait of Magellan, we found ahalf
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