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All the plants have a wretched,weedy appearance, and I did not see one beautiful flower. and toads, not found on oceanicislands. They are excellent mimics: as often as we coughed or yawned, ormade any odd motion, they immediately imitated us. Berkeley, Reverend J. Sivatherium. Malcolmson, Dr. I observe in Burchell's"Travels in South Africa" that he remarks, "Having killed a maleostrich, and the feathers being dirty, it was said by theHottentots to be a nest bird. The strata are of sandstone, and one layer was remarkable frombeing composed of a firmly-cemented conglomerate of pumice pebbles,which must have travelled more than four hundred miles, from theAndes. Singular character of ornithology. I wasat Copiapó at the time; and there the people, with equal envy,talked of the abundant rain at Guasco. of Tahiti. (PLATE 90. Fragments not transported by the River. fossil allied genus. On the mainland in front of San Lorenzo,near Bellavista, there is an extensive and level plain about ahundred feet high, of which the lower part is formed of alternatinglayers of sand and impure clay, together with some gravel, and thesurface, to the depth of from three to six feet, of a reddish loam,containing a few scattered sea-shells and numerous small fragmentsof coarse red earthenware, more abundant at certain spots than atothers. Whentheir earthenware, woollen clothes, utensils of elegant forms cutout of the hardest rocks, tools of copper, ornaments of preciousstones, palaces, and hydraulic works, are considered, it isimpossible not to respect the considerable advance made by them inthe arts of civilisation. Isuppose the distance from the river of Copiapó to this spot was atleast twenty-five or thirty English miles; in the whole space therewas not a single drop of water, the country deserving the name ofdesert in the strictest sense. The smell of the fresh clover was quitedelightful, after the scentless air of the dry sterile Despoblado. )On several
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