(5/14. Burchell's "Travels" volume2 page 45. ) The local government partly suppliesthem with provisions, by giving them all the old worn-out horses,and they earn a little by making horse-rugs and other articles ofriding-gear. Williams, Davies, and Clarke, reside;and near them are the huts of the native labourers. As soon as it thought the danger was past, it crawledout on the dry rocks, and shuffled away as quickly as it could. Hacienda, condor, and cactus. I have given details (the first, I believe,published) on this subject in the first edition, and in theAppendix to it. 1. He remarks that this law of distributionholds good both with those genera confined to the archipelago, andthose distributed in other quarters of the world: in like manner wehave seen that the different islands have their proper species ofthe mundane genus of tortoise, and of the widely distributedAmerican genus of the mocking- thrush, as well as of two of theGalapageian sub-groups of finches, and almost certainly of theGalapageian genus Amblyrhynchus. As soon as the blubber was brought into awigwam, an old man cut off thin slices, and muttering over them,broiled them for a minute, and distributed them to the famishedparty, who during this time preserved a profound silence. S. At the mill a NewZealander was seen powdered white with flower, like his brothermiller in England. I repeatedly fed them on raw meat; andI invariably observed, that every now and then the extremity of thetail was applied to the mouth, and a drop of fluid exuded on themeat, which was then in the act of being consumed. DECEMBER 21, 1832. Formerly there were twoexceedingly rich silver-mines in this neighbourhood, but theirproduce is now very small. We then enjoyed bright and clear weather, whilerunning pleasantly along at the rate of 150 or 160 miles a daybefore the steady trade-wind. Wemay thus, like unto a geologist who had lived his ten thousandyears and kept a record of the passing changes, gain some insightinto the great system by which the surface of this globe has beenbroken up, and land and water interchanged. Weight of large quadrupeds.
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