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Ascension. I remember having read some observations,showing that in England the leaves fall earlier in a warm and fineautumn than in a late and cold one. Only a very small piece had been cleared, yetalmost every acre was capable of yielding all the various richproductions of a tropical land. If some bold navigator attempted topenetrate northward of these islands, he would run a thousanddangers amidst gigantic icebergs, on some of which he would seegreat blocks of rock borne far away from their original site. Itwas generally from three to four hundred yards broad, and in themiddle about seventeen feet deep. Most of theseanimals inhabit only the drier eastern parts of the country; andthe deer has never been seen south of the Strait of Magellan. It was mostludicrous to watch through a glass the Indians, as often as theshot struck the water, take up stones, and, as a bold defiance,throw them towards the ship, though about a mile and a halfdistant! A boat was then sent with orders to fire a fewmusket-shots wide of them. )(PLATE 98.
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