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I set out in company with Don José Edwards to the silver-mine ofArqueros, and thence up the valley of Coquimbo. Fires were lighted on every point (hence the name ofTierra del Fuego, or the land of fire), both to attract ourattention and to spread far and wide the news. JULY 13, 1835. MARCH 19, 1835. Skunks. I have now mentioned all the carrion-feeders, excepting the condor,an account of which will be more appropriately introduced when wevisit a country more congenial to its habits than the plains of LaPlata. Stones transported in the roots of trees. Whilst beholding these savages, one asks, Whence have they come? What could have tempted, or what change compelled, a tribe of men,to leave the fine regions of the north, to travel down theCordillera or backbone of America, to invent and build canoes,which are not used by the tribes of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, andthen to enter on one of the most inhospitable countries within thelimits of the globe? Although such reflections must at first seizeon the mind, yet we may feel sure that they are partly erroneous. Before
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