have originated amongst.docx - These lattercircumstances were observed in the Bay of Valparaiso during theearthquake of 1822 they may I think be

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" These lattercircumstances were observed in the Bay of Valparaiso during theearthquake of 1822; they may, I think, be accounted for by thedisturbance of the mud at the bottom of the sea containing organicmatter in decay. The breed isuniversally believed to have originated amongst the Indianssouthward of the Plata; and that it was with them the commonestkind. There is very little landcultivated even close to the town. From the Strait of Magellan to theColorado, a distance of about eight hundred miles, the face of thecountry is everywhere composed of shingle: the pebbles are chieflyof porphyry, and probably owe their origin to the rocks of theCordillera. At Tristan d'Acunha, where,according to Carmichael, there are only two land-birds, there is acoot. While going one day on shore near Wollaston Island, we pulledalongside a canoe with six Fuegians. The gloomy depth of the ravine well accordedwith the universal signs of violence. Reeks, seven per cent of animalmatter; and when placed in a spirit-lamp, they burn with a smallflame. OCTOBER 18 AND 19, 1833. (PLATE 30. Snow-line on Cordillera. Here, as indeed everywhere else, scenes of the highestinterest presented themselves. This habit of picking up whatever maybe lying on the ground anywhere near its habitation must cost muchtrouble. But considering the form of theirregularly branching valleys, and of the narrow promontoriesprojecting into them from the platforms, we are compelled toabandon this notion. " He informed me that the numberof eggs in the nest of the petise is considerably less than in thatof the other kind, namely, not more than fifteen on an average, buthe asserted that more than one female deposited them. Who would ever have imaginedthat a little soft fish could have destroyed the great and savageshark?MARCH 18, 1832. From thiscause, and from the many great angular fragments, tracking theboats became both dangerous and laborious. )In the morning we all sallied forth to hunt, and although we hadnot much success, there were some animated chases. The effort being suddenly relaxed, thehead and thorax flew up, and
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