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"About two leagues beyond this curious tree we halted for the night:at this instant an unfortunate cow was spied by the lynx-eyedGauchos, who set off in full chase, and in a few minutes draggedher in with their lazos, and slaughtered her. We left the valley of the Aconcagua, by which we had descended, andreached in the evening a cottage near the Villa de St. Lowinforms me, that a neighbouring tribe of foot-Indians is nowchanging into horse- Indians: the tribe at Gregory Bay giving themtheir worn-out horses, and sending in winter a few of their bestskilled men to hunt for them. Leaving this village, we crossed overto another, seated on a hill-side at a little distance. I was interested by finding on the highest peak of one range (about700 feet above the sea) a great arched fragment, lying on itsconvex side, or back downwards. Casuchas. InTierra del Fuego the greater number of boulders lie on the lines ofold sea-channels, now converted into dry valleys by the elevationof the land. Countries, unhealthy. Arrow-heads, ancient. A beach of glittering white sand formed a border to thesefairy spots. The existence of this crust of asoluble substance over the whole face of the country shows howextraordinarily dry the climate must have been for a long period. 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. In Brazil I have often admired the variedbeauty of the bananas, palms, and orange-trees contrasted together;and here we also have the bread-fruit, conspicuous from its large,glossy, and deeply digitated leaf. Theguanaco is also in his proper district,
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