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After gallopingsome leagues, we came to a low swampy country, which extends fornearly eighty miles northward, as far as the Sierra Tapalguen. With no particular zeal for religion, no business orpursuit, how completely must this man's life be wasted! The nextday, on our return, we met seven very wild-looking Indians, of whomsome were caciques that had just received from the Chiliangovernment their yearly small stipend for having long remainedfaithful. The government of Buenos Ayres then sold them toa private individual, but likewise used them, as old Spain had donebefore, for a penal settlement. Of the latter I now possess aspecimen, and it is marked about the head differently from theFrench specific description. "MARCH 22, 1835. Besides these birds only few others inhabit this broken land. If so, I am sure thepleasure of living in the open air, with the sky for a roof and theground for a table, is part of the same feeling; it is the savagereturning to his wild and native habits. Granite mountains, Tres Montes. At the time of our visit, the females had within theirbodies numerous, large, elongated eggs, which they lay in theirburrows: the inhabitants seek them for food. All this is what would be expected in a new country; neverthelessthe absence of gentlemen by profession appears to an Englishmansomething strange. It was a most foolish spectacle;but Mr. The mainpoints of interest consist, first in some highly fossiliferousstrata belonging to the Devonian or Carboniferous period; secondly,in proofs of a late small rise of the land; and lastly, in asolitary and superficial patch of yellowish limestone or travertin,which contains numerous impressions of leaves of trees, togetherwith land-shells, not now existing. From this circumstance Concepcion, although not socompletely desolated, was a more terrible, and if I may so call it,picturesque sight. ) Dobrizhoffer long ago was aware of there being two kindsof ostriches, he says, "You must know, moreover, that Emus differin size and habits in different tracts of land; for those thatinhabit the plains of Buenos
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  • Spring '18
  • Tierra del Fuego, Buenos Ayres

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