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)The inhabitants of the country readily distinguish, even at adistance, the cock bird from the hen. The egg is white and spherical; onewhich I measured was seven inches and three- eighths incircumference, and therefore larger than a hen's egg. They are not at all timorous: whenattentively watching any one, they curl their tails, and, raisingthemselves on their front legs, nod their heads vertically, with aquick movement, and try to look very fierce; but in reality theyare not at all so: if one just stamps on the ground, down go theirtails, and off they shuffle as quickly as they can. Climate of Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands. Before actually seeing this country, I found it difficult tounderstand two facts mentioned by Ellis; namely, that after themurderous battles of former times, the survivors on the conqueredside retired into the mountains, where a handful of men couldresist a multitude. "(8/11. Port
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  • Fall '18
  • ellis, Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego, Falkland Islands

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