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This theory, moreover, is totallyinapplicable to the northern Maldiva atolls in the Indian Ocean(one of which is 88 miles in length, and between 10 and 20 inbreadth), for they are not bounded like ordinary atolls by narrowreefs, but by a vast number of separate little atolls; other littleatolls rising out of the great central lagoon-like spaces. The style, however, in which they were commenced shows the strongand liberal hand of Spain in the old time. On onefine hot day I saw several ostriches enter a bed of tall rushes,where they squatted concealed, till quite closely approached. General Rosas is also a perfect horseman--an accomplishment of nosmall consequence in a country where an assembled army elected itsgeneral by the following trial: A troop of unbroken horses beingdriven into a corral, were let out through a gateway, above whichwas a cross-bar: it was agreed whoever should drop from the bar onone of these wild animals, as it rushed out, and should be able,without
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