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After havingbeen taken out of water for a short time, and then again immersedin it, a considerable quantity both of water and air is absorbed bythe mouth, and perhaps likewise by the branchial orifices. To settle these natives in their own countrywas one chief inducement to Captain Fitz Roy to undertake ourpresent voyage; and before the Admiralty had resolved to send outthis expedition, Captain Fitz Roy had generously chartered avessel, and would himself have taken them back. A person, the first time he hears it, is much surprised;for it is not easy to tell whence it comes, nor is it possible toguess what kind of creature utters it. The scenery may be described asintermediate in character between that of the Galapagos and ofTahiti; but this will convey a definite idea to very few persons. 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 Gauchos say they often pass atfull speed over ground which would be impassable at a slower pace;in the same manner as a man is able to skate over thin ice. So named according toPatrick Symes's nomenclature. MAY 18, 1834. We passed the Cabeza del Buey, an oldname given to the head of a large marsh, which extends from BahiaBlanca. I know not the reason, but men of suchorigin seldom have a good expression of countenance. The individuals, and they are the greater number, which inhabit thelower country, can scarcely taste a drop of water throughout theyear; but they consume much of the succulent cactus, the branchesof which are occasionally broken off by the wind. I have remarked thatthe marine Amblyrhynchus was larger at Albemarle Island thanelsewhere; and M. In the former editionand Appendix, I have given some facts on the transportal of erraticboulders and icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean. These works, which I owe to the high talentsand disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, couldnot have been undertaken had it not been for the liberality of theLords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through therepresentation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor
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