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Birds and insects. Torrents in Cordillera. Terrestrial Lizard, burrowing habits, herbivorous. It is rather curious to find how incapable thesebirds must be of acquiring any notion of thickness, for althoughthey were constantly flitting over the low wall, they continuedvainly to bore through it, thinking it an excellent bank for theirnests. A single green leaf can scarcely be discovered overwide tracts of the lava plains; yet flocks of goats, together witha few cows, contrive to exist. For a full account of the volcanic phenomena which accompanied theearthquake of the 20th, and for the conclusions deducible fromthem, I must refer to Volume 5 of the "Geological Transactions. Other losses, although not at first felt, tell heavily after aperiod: these are the want of room, of seclusion, of rest; thejading feeling of constant hurry; the privation of small luxuries,the loss of domestic society and even of music and the otherpleasures of imagination. There was another man who said he would enter the corral on foot,catch a mare, fasten her front legs together, drive her out, throwher down, kill, skin, and stake the hide for drying (which latteris a tedious job); and he engaged that he would perform this wholeoperation on twenty-two animals in one day. 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. Their tails are flattened sideways, and allfour feet partially webbed. Every onemust know the feeling of triumph and pride which a grand view froma height communicates to the mind. Carlos, the capital of Chiloe. It has been said that "aperson with a copper-mine will gain; with silver he may gain; butwith gold he is sure to lose. It isimpossible here to enter into all the necessary details, but Iventure to defy any one to explain in any other manner how it ispossible that numerous islands should be distributed throughoutvast areas--all the islands being low--all being built of corals,absolutely requiring a foundation within a limited depth from thesurface. Chonos Archipelago. From this point of view the aspect of theisland equalled the expectations raised by the many well-knowndescriptions of its beautiful scenery. But the most
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