The second methodis to mark the trees in which, frequently to the number of five orsix together, they roost, and then at night to climb up and noosethem. Inthe afternoon we anchored in the Bay of Good Success. Sturt's Travels, volume 2 page 74. With their brightly coloured garments, great spursclanking about their heels, and knives stuck as daggers (and oftenso used) at their waists, they look a very different race of menfrom what might be expected from their name of Gauchos, or simplecountrymen. PLATE 30. I shall presently describe in more detail the habits ofboth these reptiles. Shortly before we arrived at this placewe observed to the south a ragged cloud of a dark reddish-browncolour. Early on the next morning Mr. I may add that, according to Du Bois, all the birds at Bourbon in1571-72, with the exception of the flamingoes and geese, were soextremely tame, that they could be caught by the hand, or killed inany number with a stick. PLATE 108. INSIDE AN ATOLL, KEELING ISLAND. A British officer was next sent, unsupportedby any power: and when we
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