NorthAmerica at the depth of three feet (11/18. Of terrestrial mammals there is only one which must be consideredas indigenous, namely a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis) and this isconfined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the mosteasterly island of the group. Those alone who have tried it know howdelicious it is to be seated in such shade, and drink the coolpleasant fluid of the cocoa-nut. In the middle of the day we baited our horses at a little inn,called the Weatherboard. I was several times told by the country people thatthere certainly is some bird having this habit; and my assistant incollecting, who is a very accurate person, found a nest of thesparrow of this country (Zonotrichia matutina), with one egg in itlarger than the others, and of a different colour and shape. LorenzoIsland. To get so large an animal into a smallboat appears at first a difficulty, but the Indians managed it in aminute. mountains. How delightful was that still night, after having been so longinvolved in the din of the warring elements!(PLATE 48. From that moment, also, the neighbouringplain must have lost its fertilising stream, and become a desert. As far as I am
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