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At first I was quite ata loss to understand the cause; afterwards it occurred to me thatit was owing to the following rather curious combination ofcircumstances. The road lay along a very broad beach, on which, evenafter so many fine days, a terrible surf was breaking. At this season the land,moistened by constant showers, produces a singularly bright greenpasture, which lower and lower down gradually fades away and atlast disappears. In the morning we were delighted by seeing the veil of mistgradually rise from Sarmiento, and display it to our view. We rode without stopping for twelve hours till we reached an oldsmelting-furnace, where there was water and firewood; but ourhorses again had nothing to eat, being shut up in an old courtyard. Lima. AUGUST 6, 1836. Ihave already remarked that the phenomenon is very much more commonin warm than in cold countries; and I have sometimes imagined thata disturbed electrical condition of the atmosphere was mostfavourable to its production. As the water in the lower part of the greatsponge-like coral mass rises and falls with the tides, so will thewater near the surface; and this will keep fresh, if the mass besufficiently compact to prevent much mechanical admixture; butwhere the land consists of great loose blocks of coral with openinterstices, if a well be dug, the water, as I have seen, isbrackish. Richardson, Dr. with floating islands. I was assured that
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