The ore in this casewas not considered particularly good, but from being abundant itwas supposed the mine would sell for about thirty or forty thousanddollars (that is, 6000 or 8000 pounds sterling); yet it had beenbought by one of the English Associations for an ounce of gold(three pounds eight shillings). The entire surface of this part of theisland seems to have been permeated, like a sieve, by thesubterranean vapours: here and there the lava, whilst soft, hasbeen blown into great bubbles; and in other parts, the tops ofcaverns similarly formed have fallen in, leaving circular pits withsteep sides. Albemarle Island. "Narrativeof Missionary Enterprise" page 282. Theponcho, however, is common to both. What cause can havealtered, in a wide, uninhabited, and rarely-visited country, therange of an animal like this? It appears also, from the number shotby Captain Wood in one day at Port Desire, that they must have beenconsiderably more abundant there formerly than at present. At night westopped at a pulperia, or drinking-shop. When occasionally a longreach of this avenue could be beheld, it presented a curious sceneof uniformity: the white line of logs, narrowing in perspective,became hidden by the gloomy forest, or terminated in a zigzag whichascended some steep hill. No clothes seemedto oppose any obstacle to the air; I suffered very much from thecold, so that I could not sleep, and in the morning rose with mybody quite dull and benumbed. Before reaching Port Famine, two men were seen running along theshore and hailing the ship. The shower mentioned as having fallen afortnight ago, only reached about half-way to Guasco; we had,therefore, in the first part of our journey a most faint tinge ofgreen, which soon faded quite away. Birds of the Galapagos Archipelago.
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- Galapagos Islands, Albemarle Island