In these little frequentedcountries there is also joined to it some vanity, that you perhapsare the first man who ever stood on this pinnacle or admired thisview. Like others of the genus, it moves fromplace to place with a rapidity which may be compared to that ofSyrphus amongst flies, and Sphinx among moths; but whilst hoveringover a flower, it flaps its wings with a very slow and powerfulmovement, totally different from that vibratory one common to mostof the species, which produces the humming noise. He answered by saying, "Why, there are noneothers in these southern countries. The menbelieved they had seen about fifteen dead ostriches (part of one ofwhich we had for dinner); and they said that several were runningabout evidently blind in one eye. The same backward movement being continued,the spine, by the full action of the muscles, was bent like aspring; and the insect at this moment rested on the extremity ofits head and wing-cases. OCTOBER 16, 1833. The reef runs at a greater or less distance from theincluded land; in the Society Archipelago generally from one tothree or four miles; but at Hogoleu the reef is 20 miles on thesouthern side, and 14 miles on the opposite or northern side, fromthe included islands. Zoophytes. Part 1page 170. PAUL'S ROCKS. This was aspectacle to which I had always looked forward with interest, but Iwas disappointed: at the first glance it much resembled a distantview of the ocean, but in the northern parts many irregularitieswere soon distinguishable. OSORNO ANDQUELLAYPO. Peuquenes, pass of. The flat swampy land on which Pernambuco stands is surrounded, atthe distance of a few miles, by a semicircle of low hills, orrather by the edge of a country elevated perhaps two hundred feetabove the sea. Colorado, Rio. North of the Colorado this bed thins out, and thepebbles become exceedingly small, and here the characteristicvegetation of Patagonia ceases. See "Zoological Remarks to Captain Back'sExpedition" by Dr. The man both times lookedastounded, and carefully but quickly rubbed his head; he thenstared awhile, and gabbled to his companions, but he never seemedto think of running away. In a transverse section withinthese valleys the bottom is nearly level, or rises but very littletowards either side. Instead of discontent being a common feeling, itwould be difficult in Europe to pick out of a crowd half so manymerry and happy faces. of Brazil. They had beenexposed night and day, without any shelter, to the late incessantgales, with rain, sleet, and snow, and yet they were in goodhealth.
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