ruined castles. In a few more days the fourth year of our absence from England willbe completed. ") And as so many species, both living andextinct, of these same genera inhabit and have inhabited the OldWorld, it seems most probable that the North American elephants,mastodons, horse, and hollow-horned ruminants migrated, on landsince submerged near Behring's Straits, from Siberia into NorthAmerica, and thence, on land since submerged in the West Indies,into South America, where for a time they mingled with the formscharacteristic of that southern continent, and have since becomeextinct. CHILIAN MINER. At Vilinco, which is situated on theborders of the lake of Cucao, only a few fields were cleared; andall the inhabitants appeared to be Indians. The "Beagle" sailed from Valparaiso to the south, for the purposeof surveying the southern part of Chile, the island of Chiloe, andthe broken land called the Chonos Archipelago, as far south as thePeninsula of Tres Montes. Here it was afurious torrent, quite impassable, and appeared larger than in thelow country, as was the case with the rivulet of Villa Vicencio. I was amused at being told the conversation which took placebetween them. Darwin. After we hadpresented them with some scarlet cloth, which they immediately tiedround their necks, they became good friends.
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