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Ihave already remarked that the phenomenon is very much more commonin warm than in cold countries; and I have sometimes imagined thata disturbed electrical condition of the atmosphere was mostfavourable to its production. From a distance the viewsomewhat resembles that of Tierra del Fuego; but the woods, whenseen nearer, are incomparably more beautiful. Our party amounted to seven. It isvery ancient; and the irregularity of the streets, and thesurrounding groves of old orange and peach trees, gave it a prettyappearance. In Patagonia, even on the borders of the salinas, where adrop of fresh water can never be found, excepting dew, these littleanimals swarm. There is now lying in the middle of thecourtyard a little mountain of mortar, which rivals in hardness therock on which it is placed. King and myself whilst eating, till we were fairly shamed intofeeding the whole party. Water-serpents. It will not easily be imagined how pleasant the sight ofblack mud
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