A dull heavy bank of clouds constantly hungover the land, so that during the first sixteen days I had only oneview of the Cordillera behind Lima. After having been twice driven back by heavy south-western gales,Her Majesty's ship "Beagle," a ten-gun brig, under the command ofCaptain Fitz Roy, R. Their little inclination is the most remarkable circumstance inthese "streams of stones. Monte Video, the second town of importance on thebanks of the Plata, has 15,000. TheIndians, men, women, and children, were about one hundred and tenin number, and they were nearly all taken or killed, for thesoldiers sabre every man. On another occasion I started early and walked to the Gavia, ortopsail mountain. Julian, in some red mud capping the gravel on the90-feet plain, I found half the skeleton of the MacraucheniaPatachonica, a remarkable quadruped, full as large as a camel. It was theopinion of every one that it would have been difficult to havepicked out an equal number from any other nation, who would havegiven so little trouble. " The three hunters joined company, andlikewise dismounted from their horses. I have seen the balls made of wood, and as largeas a turnip, for the sake of catching these animals withoutinjuring them. The next morning we started veryearly. The invalidity or unenforceability of anyprovision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. Asoften as I have seen beds of mud, sand, and shingle, accumulated tothe thickness of many thousand feet, I have felt inclined toexclaim that causes, such as the present rivers and the presentbeaches, could never have ground down and produced such masses. Sitting down on a block of granite, it was delightful to watch thevarious insects and birds as they flew past. Driving Horses. Change in the Zoology of America. Aspalax, blindness of. VIRGIN FOREST. Idid not know of this when I started, and was surprised to observehow earnestly my guide watched a deer, which appeared to have beenfrightened from a distant quarter. The farm where I passed the night
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- Fall '16
- Julian, Not at All, Plata, Fitz Roy, ortopsail mountain, Monte Video