Changes in vegetation of Pampas. Just as theSpaniard was on the point of reaching the boat, Luciano threw theballs: they struck him on the legs with such a jerk, as to throwhim down and to render him for some time insensible. NOVEMBER 21, 1833. The people here complained of want of land. Shortly beforeleaving the mountains, there was a very extraordinary view; red,purple, green, and quite white sedimentary rocks, alternating withblack lavas, were broken up and thrown into all kinds of disorderby masses of porphyry of every shade of colour, from dark brown tothe brightest lilac. Many of these English plants appear toflourish better than in their native country; some also from theopposite quarter of Australia succeed remarkably well. During the winter it consists of ashallow lake of brine, which in summer is converted into a field ofsnow-white salt. Observingthat the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impurestate, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases isproduced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with theatmosphere, I
am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence isthe result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by whichprocess (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration)the ocean becomes purified. BIRGOS LATRO, KEELING ISLAND. I think,however, this excess of panic may be partly attributed to a want ofhabit in governing their fear, as it is not a feeling they areashamed of.
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