they called ElBramador.docx - At Ascension where there is no land-bird a rail(Porphyrio simplex was shot near the summit of the mountain andit was

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At Ascension, where there is no land-bird, a rail(Porphyrio simplex) was shot near the summit of the mountain, andit was evidently a solitary straggler. Ishould think there are few parts of the world, within the temperateregions, where so much rain falls. The vessel drovebefore her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus, and in her wakeshe was followed by a milky train. Quantities of shingle almost conceal the foundations of the walls,and vast masses of brickwork appear to have been whirled about likepebbles by the retiring waves. At night I experienced an attack (for itdeserves no less a name) of the Benchuca, a species of Reduvius,the great black bug of the Pampas. (2/9. A white man bathing by the side of a Tahitian was like a plantbleached by the gardener's art compared with a fine dark green onegrowing vigorously in the open fields. If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a ProjectGutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by theterms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person orentity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1. LANDING AT BUENOS AYRES. At present, even a piece ofcloth given to one is torn into shreds and distributed; and no oneindividual becomes richer than another. After dinner we stayed to see a curious half superstitious sceneacted by the Malay women. In turningdown the edges it actually punched many small holes quite throughthe tin!I was a good deal surprised by finding two species of coral of thegenus Millepora (M. Phosphorescent Insects. Ponsonby Sound. I may add that, according to Du Bois, all the birds at Bourbon in1571-72, with the exception of the flamingoes and geese, were soextremely tame, that they could be caught by the hand, or killed inany number with a stick. Wemust enumerate the elephant, three species of rhinoceros, andprobably, according to Dr. I had
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