Quillota valley of.docx - On the5th of February after a six days passage of which the first partwas fine and the latter very cold and squally we entered

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On the5th of February, after a six days' passage, of which the first partwas fine, and the latter very cold and squally, we entered themouth of Storm Bay; the weather justified this awful name. Another species is the PolyborusNovae Zelandiae, which is exceedingly common in the FalklandIslands. It will not easily be imagined how pleasant the sight ofblack mud was to us, after having been so long accustomed to theparched soil of Peru and Northern Chile. (PLATE 99. of Ascension. In some dust which wascollected on a vessel three hundred miles from the land, I was muchsurprised to find particles of stone above the thousandth of aninch square, mixed with finer matter. " It mustnot, however, be supposed that they live on fish. Theinhabitants, like those of Tierra del Fuego, move about chiefly onthe beach or in boats. In some parts it was in sufficient quantity totinge the sand, as seen from a distance, of a pale yellowishcolour. (17/5. on stones twistedby earthquakes. A man present at one gave me a very lively description ofwhat took place. The settlement is placedabout four and a half miles inland, and at a height probably of athousand feet. In land-shells thislaw of distribution does not appear to hold good. Before actually seeing this country, I found it difficult tounderstand two facts mentioned by Ellis; namely, that after themurderous battles of former times, the survivors on the conqueredside retired into the mountains, where a handful of men couldresist a multitude. Theundulations appeared to my companion and myself to come from dueeast, whilst others thought they proceeded from south-west: thisshows how difficult it sometimes is to perceive the direction ofthe vibrations. A man standing ready in the bow at thismoment dashes through the water upon the turtle's back; thenclinging with both hands by the shell of its neck, he is carriedaway till the animal becomes exhausted and is secured. Fairbanks, AK, 99712. How can this faculty beexplained? is it a consequence of the more practised habits ofperception and keener senses, common to all men in a savage state,as compared with those long civilised?When a
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