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several months since gone tohis own country, and had taken farewell by an act of consummatevillainy; he persuaded Jemmy and his mother to come with him, andthen on the way deserted them by night, stealing every article oftheir property. Areas of subsidence and elevation. Whenstanding in the middle of one of these desert plains and lookingtowards the interior, the view is generally bounded by theescarpment of another plain, rather higher, but equally level anddesolate; and in every other direction the horizon is indistinctfrom the trembling mirage which seems to rise from the heatedsurface. North America, on the other hand, ischaracterised (putting on one side a few wandering species) bynumerous peculiar gnawers, and by four genera (the ox, sheep, goat,and antelope) of hollow-horned ruminants, of which great divisionSouth America is not known to possess a single species. WhenCaptain Head talks of riding fifty leagues a day, I do not imaginethe distance is equal to 150 English miles. Itis here the governors and captain-generals of the islands have beenburied. The most anomalous fact on this subject which I have met with isthe wildness of the small birds in the Arctic parts of NorthAmerica (as described by Richardson "Fauna Bor. It is an elegant animal in a state of nature,with a long slender neck and fine legs. 08 41. MARCH 24, 1835. One glance at their respective expressions brings conviction to themind that one is a savage, the other a civilised man. The townstands at the height of 2200 feet above the sea, on the banks ofthe Macquarie: this is one of the rivers flowing into the vast andscarcely known interior. birds of. That the climatewould not have suited some of the orders, such as lizards, mighthave been foreseen; but with respect to frogs, this was not soobvious. Cuming collected on the coast sixteenspecies of sea-shells, of which seven, as far as he knows, areconfined to this island. The sinking, moreover, whethercontinuous, or recurrent with intervals sufficiently long for thecorals again to bring up their living edifices to the surface, mustnecessarily have been extremely slow. Carizal.
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