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Everything I have seen convinces me of the closeconnexion of the different American tribes, who nevertheless speakdistinct languages. The next day I hired some mules to take me by the ravineof Jolquera into the central Cordillera. In some dust which wascollected on a vessel three hundred miles from the land, I was muchsurprised to find particles of stone above the thousandth of aninch square, mixed with finer matter. Ulloa on hydrophobia. Graves of Indians. The long swell caused by the gentle butsteady action of the trade-wind, always blowing in one directionover a wide area, causes breakers, almost equalling in force thoseduring a gale of wind in the temperate regions, and which nevercease to rage. At BahiaBlanca, in latitude 39 degrees south, the most abundant shells werethree species of Oliva (one of large size), one or two Volutas, anda Terebra. In the evening we ranin behind False Cape Horn, and dropped our anchor in forty-sevenfathoms, fire flashing from the windlass as the chain rushed roundit.
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