The evening was calm and still the shrill noiseof the mountain bizcacha and the

The evening was calm and still the shrill noiseof the

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The evening was calm and still;--the shrill noiseof the mountain bizcacha, and the faint cry of a goatsucker, wereoccasionally to be heard. It is covered by a plantallied, I believe, to Bromelia, and called by the inhabitantsChepones. The sportsmen ofthe "Beagle" unanimously called it the short-billed snipe. The partyaltogether closely resembled the devils which come on the stage inplays like Der Freischutz. I drovethe spider away two or three times, but for the next twenty-fourhours I always found it again sucking at the same place. Moreover in sea-shells, it is known that the parts habituallycovered and shaded by the mantle of the animal, are of a palercolour than those fully exposed to the light, just as is the casewith this incrustation. The frontier of Chile is better guarded by the Cordillera than bythe waters of the sea. This fact, which has been doubted, is quite true;I have seen them several times with their heads backwards in acompletely inverted position. geology of. Coseguina, eruption of. In the morning we rose early, in the hopes of being ableto ride a good distance; but it was a vain attempt, for all therivers were flooded. This man had been trained to a degradationlower than the slavery of the most helpless animal. The country is
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