Besides the trees the number of plants is exceedingly limited andconsists of insignificant weeds. Abbott, Mr. At first theclouds were mistaken for the mountains themselves, instead of themasses of vapour condensed by their icy summits. Their tails are flattened sideways, and allfour feet partially webbed. Carizal. He stripped off his clothes, and jumping on its back, rodeinto the water till it was out of its depth; then slipping off overthe crupper, he caught hold of the tail, and as often as the horseturned round the man frightened it back by splashing water in itsface. An old man near Valdivia illustrated his motto,"Necesidad es la madre del invencion," by giving an account of theseveral useful things he manufactured fromhis apples. Abingdonii. Fire made of bones. Another species is the PolyborusNovae Zelandiae, which is exceedingly common in the FalklandIslands. structure of valleys. CHAPTER II. The salt is white, very hard, and compact: it occurs inwater-worn nodules projecting from the agglutinated sand, and isassociated with much gypsum. PLATE 105.