The general tint of thelandscape is not a bright green; and it resembles the country ashort distance to the south of Concepcion in Chile. "Fauna Boreali-Americana"volume 1 page 35. He remained in this position for some time,and at last, bursting out in laughter, exclaimed, "Mugeres!"(women!) He knew them to be the wife and sister-in-law of themajor's son, hunting for ostrich's eggs. Long-legged Plover. They rest on fragments of the underlying sandstone, and arecovered by a few inches thick of detritus. Having placed a small stone so as to intercept one of thelines, the whole body attacked it, and then immediately retired. Earthquakes alone are sufficient to destroy the prosperity of anycountry. Lumb at Buenos Ayres, for without theirassistance these valuable remains would never have reachedEngland. The old Indian father andhis son escaped, and were free. It can only be accountedfor by the circumstance that this retired part of the country isseldom visited by foreigners. EYRE SOUND. In the afternoon weentered the eastern mouth of the channel, and shortly afterwardsfound a snug little cove concealed by some surrounding islets. One day I took a long walk on the side of the bayopposite to the town: I crossed in a steamboat, two of which areconstantly plying backwards and forwards. This decrease, no doubt, must be partly owingto the introduction of spirits, to European diseases (even themilder ones of which, such as the measles, prove very destructive),and to the gradual extinction of the wild animals. At Campos Novos, however, we fared sumptuously; havingrice and fowls, biscuit, wine, and spirits, for dinner; coffee inthe evening, and fish with coffee for breakfast. " But now, the moreFuegians the merrier; and very merry work it was. The ceremony of pressing noses having been duly completed with allpresent, we seated ourselves in a circle in the front of one ofthe-hovels, and rested there half an hour. Limnaea in brackish water. PLATE 66. I havefrequently observed small fly-eating lizards, when watchinganything, nod their heads in precisely the same manner; but I donot at all know for what purpose. Having slept at the same hacienda asbefore, we rode during the two succeeding days up the valley, andpassed through Quillota, which is more like a collection ofnursery-gardens than a town.
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- Summer '19
- DR. JAY TELEN
- Buenos Ayres