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Confining our view to South America, we should certainly be temptedto believe that trees flourished only under a very humid climate;for the limit of the forest-land follows, in a most remarkablemanner, that of the damp winds. Phosphorescent Insects. Jemmy Button was a universal favourite, but likewise passionate;the expression of his face at once showed his nice disposition. Butthere is one charming bird: it is a small, snow-white tern, whichsmoothly hovers at the distance of a few feet above one's head, itslarge black eye scanning, with quiet curiosity, your expression. With respect to the northern limit atwhich the climate allows of that peculiar kind of slowdecomposition which is necessary for its production, I believe thatin Chiloe (latitude 41 to 42 degrees), although there is muchswampy ground, no well-characterised peat occurs: but in the ChonosIslands, three degrees farther southward, we have seen that it isabundant. In the first part of the road we passed throughleafless thickets, as in Chatham Island. Forbes, in a greater depth ofwater than from 40 to 250 feet; but they are now covered withsea-deposited strata from 800 to 1000 feet in thickness: hence thebed of the sea, on which these shells once lived, must have sunkdownwards several hundred feet, to allow of the accumulation of thesuperincumbent strata. During the last six months I have had an opportunity of seeing alittle of the character of the inhabitants of these provinces. )Confervae, pelagic. Like wild beasts, they do notappear to compare numbers; for each individual, if attacked,instead of retiring, will
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