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The spider then suddenly let go its hold of the post,and was quickly borne out of sight. It was longbefore we could clear the boat; at last we got on board with ourthree giants, who dined with the Captain, and behaved quite likegentlemen, helping themselves with knives, forks, and spoons:nothing was so much relished as sugar. The zigzagascent of the Cumbre, or the partition of the waters, was verysteep and tedious; its height, according to Mr. salt and shells. Pernety "Voyage aux Isles Malouines" page526. Calodera. Africa, Southern part desert, yet supports large animals. Thecontrast of these flat valleys and basins with the irregularmountains gave the scenery a character which to me was new and veryinteresting. Each polypus, though closely united to itsbrethren, has a distinct mouth, body, and tentacula. The sandstone plateau hashere attained the height of 3400 feet; and is covered, as before,with the same scrubby woods. The almost entire absence of associatedgrasses, which forms so remarkable a feature in the vegetation ofthis island, may perhaps be accounted for by the land having beenaboriginally covered with forest-trees. My flannel- waistcoat, when rubbed in thedark, appeared as if it had been washed with phosphorus,-- everyhair on a dog's back crackled;--even the linen sheets, and leathernstraps of the saddle, when handled, emitted sparks. It required little geological practice to interpret the marvellousstory which this scene at once unfolded; though I confess I was atfirst so much astonished that I could scarcely believe the plainestevidence. We foundhere a family of Jemmy's tribe, but not his relations: we madefriends with them; and in the evening they sent a canoe to informJemmy's mother and brothers. This author givesthe heights of the Passes. "Beagle" in Straits of. To all appearance,however, the animals were quite fresh; and no one could have toldthat they had eaten nothing for the last fifty-five hours. One lazo wasthrown over his horns as he rushed at the horse, and another roundhis hind legs: in a minute the monster was stretched powerless onthe ground. A large tribe of natives, called the White
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