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The saucer-shapedsummit is nearly ten miles across; and every single atom, from theleast particle to the largest fragment of rock, in this great pile,which however is small compared with very many other lagoonislands, bears the stamp of having been subjected to organicarrangement. I stayed here five days. We presented the black priest with afew shillings, and the Spaniard, patting him on the head, said,with much candour, he thought his colour made no great difference. Some of the Fuegians plainly showed that they had a fair notion ofbarter. In themorning the volcano became tranquil. It is the difference between a wild and tame animal: and part ofthe interest in beholding a savage is the same which would leadevery one to desire to see the lion in his desert, the tigertearing his prey in the jungle, or the rhinoceros wandering overthe wild plains of Africa. Of terrestrial mammals there is only one which must be consideredas indigenous, namely a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis) and this isconfined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the mosteasterly island of the group. I will here give a very brief sketch of the geology of the severalparallel lines forming the Cordillera. One day I took a long walk on the side of the bayopposite to the town: I crossed in a steamboat, two of which areconstantly plying backwards and forwards. The chief pride of the Guasolies in his spurs, which are absurdly large. 2 49. Spawn on surface of sea. Each wife lives a week in turn with the cacique; but all areemployed in weaving ponchos, etc. Infection generated by associated men in health. " At this moment a maleostrich sprang from its nest right beneath the horse's nose: theyoung colt bounded on one side like a stag; but as for the man, allthat could be said was, that he started and took fright with hishorse. In general form theyresemble little slugs, but are very much narrower in proportion,and several of the species are beautifully coloured withlongitudinal stripes.
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