Indian boy from.docx - We rode across the island to theneck of land which joins the Rincon del Tor(the great peninsula atthe south-west extremity to the

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We rode across the island to theneck of land which joins the Rincon del Tor (the great peninsula atthe south-west extremity) to the rest of the island. This habit, according to M. (PLATE 45. In a wild and excited manner he alsorelated that his brother one day, whilst returning to pick up somedead birds which he had left on the coast, observed some feathersblown by the wind. of Coquimbo. on a hail-storm. All this is very surprising when it is considered that five yearsago nothing but the fern flourished here. Their very attitudes were abject, and the expression of theircountenances distrustful, surprised, and startled. The inhabitants are between two and threehundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who havebeen banished for political crimes from the Republic of theEquator, of which Quito is the capital. Comparing the townwith Sydney, I was chiefly struck with the comparative fewness ofthe large houses, either built or building. Bynoe, however, found a
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