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I havebefore described the carrion-vulture of Polyborus. The climate, during the months of May and June, or the beginning ofwinter, was delightful. Section 1. Must we believe that it was fairlypitched up in the air, and thus turned? Or, with more probability,that there existed formerly a part of the same range more elevatedthan the point on which this monument of a great convulsion ofnature now lies. It was by one of these ravines thatPincheira entered Chile and ravaged the neighbouring country. By good luck I had aletter of recommendation from the government of Buenos Ayres to thecommandant of Patagones. I have sometimes thought that the earth and fragments ofstone on the surface were perhaps less effectually removed byslowly percolating snow-water than by rain, and therefore that theappearance of a quicker disintegration of the solid rock under thesnow was deceptive. ) This twistingdisplacement at first appears to indicate a vorticose movementbeneath each point thus affected; but this is highly improbable. Their inclination is very great, and their waterthe colour of mud. Was a more horrid deed ever perpetrated, than that witnessed on thewest coast by Byron, who saw a wretched mother pick up her bleedingdying infant-boy, whom her husband had mercilessly dashed on thestones for dropping a basket of sea-eggs! How little can the higherpowers of the mind be brought into play: what is there forimagination to picture, for reason to compare, for judgment todecide upon? to knock a limpet from the rock does not require evencunning, that lowest power of the mind. Each of these bristles and each of the vulture-likeheads generally moved quite independently of the others, butsometimes all on both sides of a branch, sometimes only those onone side, moved together coinstantaneously; sometimes each moved inregular order one after another.
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