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Cause of earthquakes. Maldonado. I shall have the pleasure of acknowledging the great assistancewhich I have received from several other naturalists in the courseof this and my other works; but I must be here allowed to return mymost sincere thanks to the Reverend Professor Henslow, who, when Iwas an undergraduate at Cambridge, was one chief means of giving mea taste for Natural History,--who, during my absence, took chargeof the collections I sent home, and by his correspondence directedmy endeavours,--and who, since my return, has constantly renderedme every assistance which the kindest friend could offer. Gay. This decrease, no doubt, must be partly owingto the introduction of spirits, to European diseases (even themilder ones of which, such as the measles, prove very destructive),and to the gradual extinction of the wild animals. Richard Corfield, anold schoolfellow and friend, to whose hospitality and kindness Iwas greatly indebted, in having afforded me a most pleasantresidence during the "Beagle's" stay in Chile. Siberian animals, how preserved in ice. Geospizamagnirostris. At night we slept close to the junction of Ponsonby Sound with theBeagle Channel. Mr. In the less precipitous partswe passed through extensive groves of the wild banana. Holothuriae feeding on coral. Having entered the house, some generalconversation is kept up for a few minutes, till permission is askedto pass the night there. With respect to Tierra del Fuego, theresults are deduced from the observations of Captain King"Geographical Journal" 1830, and those taken on board the "Beagle. It is rather a striking,and not very gratifying fact, that in the same year that spiritswere allowed to be sold in St. I was assured,and as far as my observations went I found it so, that certainspecies of the hermit-crab always use certain species of shells. The latter were strange beings; the
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