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It is truly omnivorous, and will eat even bread; and I wasassured that it materially injures the potato-crops in Chiloe, bystocking up the roots when first planted. Great tortoises, habits of. Judging from the uncompressed fragments, themeasure or bore of the lightning (if such a term may be used) musthave been about one inch and a quarter. The terraces are theremuch broader, and may be called plains, in some parts there are sixof them, but generally only five; they run up the valley forthirty-seven miles from the coast. One old woman with a little boy, four or five years old, raninto a boat, but there was nobody to row it out: the boat wasconsequently dashed against an anchor and cut in twain; the oldwoman was drowned, but the child was picked up some hoursafterwards clinging to the wreck. Thecountry is nearly similar to that of Port Desire, but perhapsrather more sterile. These have been fullydescribed by Professor Owen, in the "Zoology of the Voyage of the'Beagle,'" and are deposited in the College of Surgeons.
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