, had been suspended. They are paid one pound sterling amonth, and their food is given them: this for breakfast consists ofsixteen figs and two small loaves of bread; for dinner, boiledbeans; for supper, broken roasted wheat grain. The atmosphere resplendently clear; the sky an intenseblue; the profound valleys; the wild broken forms: the heaps ofruins, piled up during the lapse of ages; the bright-colouredrocks, contrasted with the quiet mountains of snow, all thesetogether produced a scene no one could have imagined. In another danceone man imitated the movements of a kangaroo grazing in the woods,whilst a second crawled up and pretended to spear him. ): this appears to me a curious physiologicalfact. The eggs of the small species appeared, however, more generallyknown; and it was remarked, with surprise, that they were verylittle less than those of the Rhea but of a slightly differentform, and with a tinge of pale blue. Mauritius offers an apparent exception, where I sawthe Rana Mascariensis in abundance: this frog is said now toinhabit the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Bourbon; but on the otherhand, Du Bois, in his voyage in 1669, states that there were noreptiles in Bourbon except tortoises; and the Officier du Roiasserts
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