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The whole surface is covered byvarious kinds of stately trees, interspersed with patches ofcultivated ground, out of which houses, convents, and chapelsarise. I wastold of a trial between a party of Englishmen and a native, who wasto stand in full view on the side of a bare hill; if the Englishmenclosed their eyes for less than a minute, he would squat down, andthen they were never able to distinguish him from the surroundingstumps. First, parts of three heads and other bones of the Megatherium, thehuge dimensions of which are expressed by its name. Water sold at Iquique. ) As the observations have been chieflymade in summer, this wind must be an upper and return current. Standing at the distance of twelve yards from themouth of the corral, he has laid a wager that he would catch by thelegs every animal, without missing one, as it rushed past him. While travelling through the country, I received several vividdescriptions of the effects of a late great drought; and theaccount of this may throw some light on the cases where vastnumbers of animals of all kinds have been embedded together. If Buffon had known of thegigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lostPachydermata, he might have said with a greater
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