From the natural slope to seaward of these plains, they are veryeasily irrigated, and in consequence singularly fertile. These wander about single, or two and three together, andare very savage. Santa Cruz, river of. Even to this day, those reared in the provinces near thePlata show their less civilised origin, in being fiercer thancommon cattle, and in the cow easily deserting her first calf, ifvisited too often or molested. Oncoming suddenly to the brow of the precipice, it was a grandspectacle to see between twenty and thirty of these great birdsstart heavily from their resting-place, and wheel away in majesticcircles. The roar which the Maypu made, as it rushed overthe great rounded fragments, was like that of the sea. Is it not an uncommon case, thus to find aremarkable degree of aerial transparency with such a state ofweather?Generally the atmosphere is hazy; and this is caused by the fallingof impalpably fine dust, which was found to have slightly injuredthe astronomical instruments. The sealers saythat the flesh of these birds, when cooked, is quite white, andvery good eating; but bold must the man be who attempts such ameal. In thecase of this Fuegian, the possibility of such a sound as the reportof a gun close to his ear could never have entered his mind. The Flora of the Galapagos Archipelago is the subject of a separatememoir by him, in the "Linnean Transactions. For thefew first times, vainly I thanked providence for having guided usto so good a man. Royalty payments must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax returns. The next day we crossed the plain, and followed the course of thesame great mountain stream which flows by Luxan. CHAPTER I. Rattlesnake, species with allied habit. inPatagonia. )RECAPITULATION. A short time since an English
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