Antipodes. ) I saw itin unfrequented spots in Chile, Entre Rios, and Banda Oriental. Hybernation of Animals. Round Mount Usborne,at a height of from 1000 to 1500 feet above the sea, about half ofsome of the herds are mouse or lead coloured, a tint which is notcommon in other parts of the island. The great advantage arising fromdepressions and elevations of the soil, is not often brought hometo the mind. This, however, must happen at the expenseof their boys associating entirely with convict servants. Button, Jemmy. The next morning I ascended Green Hill, 2840 feet high, and thencewalked across the island to the windward point. In EntreRios, the Sala consisted of only six representatives. We thought that theymistook two or three of the officers, who were rather shorter andfairer, though adorned with large beards, for the ladies of ourparty. Fourthly aswallow, which though differing from the Progne purpurea of bothAmericas, only in being rather duller coloured, smaller, andslenderer, is considered by Mr. Sauce, Rio. The atmosphere, likewise, in this climate, where galesucceeds gale, with rain, hail, and sleet, seems blacker thananywhere else. I found that the ship, on account of the difficulty inwatering, had moved to the harbour of Papawa, to which place Iimmediately walked. " It can boast only of moss,some tufts of grass, and wild burnet; it has only one land-bird(Anthus correndera), yet Iceland, which is 10 degrees nearer thepole, has, according to Mackenzie, fifteen land-birds. A British officer was next sent, unsupportedby any power: and when we arrived, we found him in charge of apopulation, of which rather more than half were runaway rebels andmurderers. South American bit. My notions weredrawn from Ellis's "Polynesian Researches"--an admirable and mostinteresting work, but naturally looking at everything under afavourable point of view, from Beechey's "Voyage;" and from that ofKotzebue, which is strongly adverse to the whole missionary system. With their brightly coloured garments, great spursclanking about
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- Spring '20
- Galapagos Islands