of ground cultivated.docx - While looking for marine animals with my head about two feet abovethe rocky shore I was more than once saluted by a jet of

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While looking for marine animals, with my head about two feet abovethe rocky shore, I was more than once saluted by a jet of water,accompanied by a slight grating noise. On the fine plains ofturf we saw many ostriches (Struthio rhea). This year there wasplenty of water, and every man irrigated his ground as much as hechose; but it has frequently been necessary to post soldiers at thesluices, to see that each estate took only its proper allowanceduring so many hours in the week. food necessary during theirexistence. In the morning we had caught an armadillo, which,although a most excellent dish when roasted in its shell, did notmake a very substantial breakfast and dinner for two hungry men. On these crests hugemasses, exceeding in dimensions any small building, seemed to standarrested in their headlong course: there, also, the curved strataof the archways lay piled on each other, like the ruins of somevast and ancient cathedral. The miner by this means watched the very point amongst therubbish where the stone lay. The old underlying tertiary formation at
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