Theylive on vegetable matter, such as roots and grass; but at BahiaBlanca I have repeatedly seen three or four come down at low waterto the extensive mudbanks which are then dry, for the sake, as theGauchos say, of feeding on small fish. In theEast Indian sea a stinging sea-weed is said to be found. Thevillages are chiefly conspicuous by the platforms which are raisedon four posts ten or twelve feet above the ground, and on which theproduce of the fields is kept secure from all accidents. From thisresemblance I expected to find silicified wood, which is generallycharacteristic of those formations. Another great volcano, with a saddle-shaped summit,also emitted from its immense crater little jets of steam. Thepass takes its name of Portillo from a narrow cleft or doorway onthe highest ridge, through which the road passes. I never heard of any man beingdrowned, but with loaded mules it frequently happens. - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. When the ship was in the channel at the entrance, Mr. Zonotrichia. CHAPTER XI. , and their only fuel was the drystalks of a small plant, somewhat resembling an aloe. OCTOBER 2, 1833. The next day I landed at Talcahuano, and afterwards rode toConcepcion. Thepot was left on the fire all night, and next morning it was boiledagain, but yet the potatoes were not cooked. Head says that a Gaucho in thePampas, upon merely seeing some condors wheeling in the air, cried"A lion!" I could never myself meet with any one who pretended tosuch powers of discrimination.
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