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In their own arts they are admirable. This appears an astonishing instance of the permanence ofsome matter, which nevertheless in its nature must be most subtileand volatile. )There is one vegetable production deserving notice from itsimportance as an article of food to the Fuegians. These porous rocks serve as a reservoir for thescanty rain- water; and consequently on the line where the igneousand sedimentary formations unite, some small springs (most rareoccurrences in Patagonia) burst forth; and they could bedistinguished at a distance by the circumscribed patches of brightgreen herbage. The projecting points of the thorax, and the sheath ofthe spine, served to steady the whole body during the spring. At night I slept at the house of the owner of one of the saltpetremines. The two front legs are nowtied closely together with a strong leathern thong, fastened by aslip-knot. S. on great droughts. TheChileno countrymen assert that the condor will live, and retain itsvigour, between five and six weeks without eating: I cannot answerfor the truth of this, but it is a cruel experiment, which verylikely has been tried. Cowley (in the year 1684) says that the "Turtledoves were so tame,that they would often alight on our hats and arms, so as that wecould take them alive: they not fearing man, until such time assome of our company did fire at them, whereby they were renderedmore shy. My interview passed away without a smile, and I obtained apassport and order for the government post- horses, and this he gaveme in the most obliging and ready manner. A Guilandina also grows on only one of the islets. Judging from the appearance, and from similar cases inEngland, I supposed that the air was saturated with moisture. At the present day, not a single Indian,either civilised or wild, exists in this part of the province; noram I aware that the former inhabitants have left behind them anymore permanent records than these insignificant piles on the summitof the Sierra de las Animas. Their only garment consists of
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