At BahiaBlanca, in latitude 39 degrees south, the most abundant shells werethree species of Oliva (one of large size), one or two Volutas, anda Terebra. Their wages are lower, and they livealmost exclusively on beans. I thought I could perceivethat the spider, before performing the above preparatory steps,connected its legs together with the most delicate threads, but Iam not sure whether this observation was correct. Peru. A small party of these men one morning set out, andthe other Indians explained to him that they were going a fourdays' journey for food: on their return, Low went to meet them, andhe found them excessively tired, each man carrying a great squarepiece of putrid whales-blubber with a hole in the middle, throughwhich they put their heads, like the Gauchos do through theirponchos or cloaks. Brazilian whips, etc. Buton no other hypothesis can I understand their linear grouping. The colossal breadth and weight of their hinder quarters,which can hardly be imagined without having been seen, become, onthis view, of obvious service, instead of being an encumbrance:their apparent clumsiness disappears. (From Bahia Blanca. Of those I kept alive, several, even the first day,became quite tame, not attempting to bite or to run away; otherswere a little wilder. The Colorado, as I have already said, isnearly eighty miles distant: and as we travelled slowly, we weretwo days and a half on the road. The mud is black, and has a fetid odour. Numbers of children were playing on the beach,
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