The humming-bird seemsparticularly fond of such shady retired spots. Cumbre. It lies close beneath the surface, andfollows for a length of one hundred and fifty miles the margin of agrand basin or plain; this, from its outline, manifestly must oncehave been a lake, or more probably an inland arm of the sea, as maybe inferred from the presence of iodic salts in the saline stratum. (11/11. Until themid-day sun stood vertically over the ravine, the air felt cool anddamp, but now it became very sultry. At night there was a verylight shower of rain: this was the first drop that had fallen sincethe heavy rain of September 11th and 12th, which detained me aprisoner at the Baths of Cauquenes. In many parts, magnificent glaciers extend from the mountainside to the water's edge. I set out with a guide on a short ride, in which, however, Imanaged to see singularly little, either of the geology of thecountry or of its inhabitants. Puenta del Inca. The next morning I went out walking. At the distance of severalleagues from the Archipelago of the Galapagos, the ship sailedthrough three strips of a dark yellowish, or mud-like water; thesestrips were some miles long, but only a few yards wide, and theywere separated from the surrounding water by a sinuous yet distinctmargin. The ore when broughtout of the mine is broken into pieces, and the useless stone thrownon one side. Areas of subsidence and elevation. (PLATE 100. fox of. SEPTEMBER 15, 1835. ) Fromthe bones of the Scelidotherium, including even the kneecap, beingentombed in their proper relative positions, and from the osseousarmour of the great armadillo-like animal being so well preserved,together with the bones of one of its legs, we may feel assuredthat these remains were fresh and united by their ligaments, whendeposited in the gravel together with the shells.
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