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By this road I ascended to a considerable elevation,and obtained a good view of the surrounding woods. The spider then suddenly let go its hold of the post,and was quickly borne out of sight. , on a noise made by a butterfly. The wateralso appeared everywhere to be boiling; and it "became black, andexhaled a most disagreeable sulphureous smell. At the lower end or mouths of thevalleys they are continuously united to those land-locked plains(also formed of shingle) at the foot of the main Cordillera, whichI have described in a former chapter as characteristic of thescenery of Chile, and which were undoubtedly deposited when the seapenetrated Chile, as it now does the more southern coasts. Bushby,the British resident, offered to take me in his boat by a creek,where I should see a pretty waterfall, and by which means my walkwould be shortened. Agüeros "Descrip. Hencethe need of the fortifications; hence the few houses and littlecultivated land without the limits of the walls; even the cattleare not safe from the attacks of the Indians beyond the boundariesof the plain on which the fortress stands. I shall, however, here giveonly an abstract, and must refer for details to the ThirteenthChapter and the Appendix of the former edition of this work. Batrachian reptiles. The highestpoint is only fifty feet above the level of the sea, and the entirecircumference is under three-quarters of a mile. Iron, oxide of, on rocks. How different are the circumstances to a manshipwrecked at the present day in the Pacific, to what they were inthe time of Cook! Since his voyage a hemisphere has been added tothe civilised world. , on growth of seaweed. At night we had some difficulty in finding, amidst the swamps, adry place for our bivouac. That the climatewould not have suited some of the orders, such as lizards, mighthave been foreseen; but with respect to frogs, this was not soobvious. Waterhouse;but as it belongs to the old-world division of the family, and asthis island has been frequented by ships for the last hundred andfifty years, I can hardly
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