gunwale, by the aid of these levers they fairlytumbled the poor beast heels over head intothe bottom of the boat,and then lashed her down with ropes.On its first arrivalit appearedvery thirsty, and with exserted maxillae drank eagerlyof drops of water; this samecircumstance has been observed byStrack: may it not be in consequence of the little insecthavingpassed through a dry and rarefied atmosphere? Its stock of webseemedinexhaustible.On these occasions its head isinvariably placed downwards; and its wings areexpanded in ahorizontal plane, instead of being folded vertically, as iscommonly the case.ofAscension.causes of.grave of. Audubon, M.If driven from the carcass,they seldom returnto it.The nature of thecountry also favours this, for instead of a grassy plain, there isanopen woodland, composed of low prickly mimosas.In some of thedampest ravines tree-ferns flourished in an extraordinary manner; Isaw one which must have been at least twentyfeet high to the baseof the fronds, and was in girth exactly six feet.It is on record that threetimes nearly all the inhabitantshave been obliged to emigrate to the south.
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