examined under a microscope, was seen to swarm with minuteanimalcula darting about, and often exploding. The officer hadeighteen chuzo wounds in his body. Before leaving the forest wecrossed some flat little lawns, around which single trees stood, asin an English park: I have often noticed with surprise, in woodedundulatory districts, that the quite level parts have beendestitute of trees. )(PLATE 21. We set out for the valley of Guasco, following the coast-road,which was considered rather less desert than the other. Whenever it is low water, winter or summer, night or day,they must rise to pick shellfish from the rocks; and the womeneither dive to collect sea-eggs, or sit patiently in their canoes,and with a baited hair- line without any hook, jerk out little fish. We were in consequenceobliged to stand off and on in this narrow arm of the sea, during apitch-dark night of fourteen hours long. OCTOBER 15, 1833. Therelatives of the family had torn the flesh of their arms, bodies,and faces, so that they were covered with clotted blood; and theold women looked most filthy, disgusting objects. One glance at their respective expressions brings conviction to themind that one is a savage, the other a civilised man. PLATE 18. and San Lorenzo. See paragraph 1. BRIDGE OF THE INCAS, USPALLATA PASS. Weight of large quadrupeds. As the remainsof these genera are found on both sides of Behring's Straits and onthe plains of Siberia, we are led to look to the north-western sideof North America as the former point of communication between theOld and so-called New World. In thecourse of a few days we sailed out of the gloomy and cloudedocean-district which extends during the winter far from the coastof South America. Theyeat, however, and pass their time in the open part in front.
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