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Palm-trees in La Plata. The lower parts of the hills whichskirt the bay are cleared; and the bright yellow fields of corn,and dark green ones of potatoes, appear very luxuriant. Hooker "Botanical Magazine" volume 40 page 2862, has describeda variety of the Cynara from this part of South America under thename of inermis. PAUL'S ROCKS. If, however, we refer toany work of travels through the southern parts of Africa, we shallfind allusions in almost every page either to the desert characterof the country, or to the numbers of large animals inhabiting it. Inthe latitude of Mont Blanc, but on an island as far westward asCentral North America, tree-ferns and parasitical Orchideae wouldthrive amidst the thick woods. F. I look back but to one bright spot, andthat is Waimate, with its Christian inhabitants. The prosperity of the placehas much declined of late years. At Campos Novos, however, we fared sumptuously; havingrice and fowls, biscuit, wine, and spirits, for dinner; coffee inthe evening, and fish with coffee for breakfast. The internal surface is completely vitrified, glossy, and smooth. These precipices must have been some thousandfeet high; and the whole formed a mountain gorge far moremagnificent than anything which I had ever before beheld. I watched one for a longtime, till half its body was buried; I then walked up and pulled itby the tail; at this it was greatly astonished, and soon shuffledup to see what was the matter; and then stared me in the face, asmuch as to say, "What made you pull my tail?"They feed by day, and do not wander far from their burrows; iffrightened, they rush to them with a most awkward gait. On thesouth side we came to the best country for wild cattle; we met,however, no great number, for they had been lately much harassed. Suddenly, however, on the 27th, everywoman and child disappeared.
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