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Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes aconsiderable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep upwith these requirements. The almost entire absence of associatedgrasses, which forms so remarkable a feature in the vegetation ofthis island, may perhaps be accounted for by the land having beenaboriginally covered with forest-trees. From thiscause the tubes projected above the surface; and numerous fragmentslying near, showed that they had formerly been buried to a greaterdepth. Ventana, Sierra. Shortly before this,two Indians joined us, who were travelling from a distant missionto Valdivia concerning some lawsuit. I fear there is no doubt that this train of eviland its consequences originated in the infamous conduct of some ofour countrymen. The water,however, will encroach little by little on the shore, the islandbecoming lower and smaller, and the space between the inner edge ofthe reef and the beach proportionally broader. It is a lesson worthremembering, as in some cases it might cause much difficulty. I frequently observed, both in Tierra del Fuego and within theAndes, that where the rock was covered during the greater part ofthe year with snow, it was shivered in a very extraordinary mannerinto small angular fragments. Pitying the wasp, after allowing itto struggle for more than an hour, I killed it and put it back intothe web. Three whaling-ships werelying at anchor, and a canoe every now and then crossed from shoreto shore; with these exceptions, an air of extreme quietnessreigned over the whole district. The strip of dry land is only a few hundred yards in width;on the lagoon side there is a white calcareous beach, the radiationfrom which under this sultry climate was very oppressive; and onthe outer coast a solid broad flat of coral-rock served to breakthe violence of the open sea. It is said that thesugar-cane grew at Ingenio, latitude 32 to 33 degrees, but not insufficient quantity to make the manufacture profitable. Theircolour was red or dull white. I one day noticed, growing on thesandstone cliffs, some very fine plants of the panke (Gunnerascabra), which somewhat resembles the rhubarb on a gigantic scale. It isextremely common on all the islands throughout the group, and livesexclusively on the rocky sea- beaches, being never found, at least Inever saw one, even ten yards in-shore. From the road there were occasionalglimpses into a profound valley of the same character as the onedescribed; but from the steepness and depth of its sides, thebottom was scarcely ever to be seen. Then sitting on the horse's neck, he fixes a strongbridle, without a bit, to the lower
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