Edwards. introduction of spirits into. Thestranger then takes his meals with the family, and a room isassigned him, where with the horsecloths belonging to his recado(or saddle of the Pampas) he makes his bed. Most of the latter arebeautifully symmetrical; they owe their origin to eruptions ofvolcanic mud without any lava: it is a remarkable circumstance thatevery one of the twenty-eight tuff-craters which were examined hadtheir southern sides either much lower than the other sides, orquite broken down and removed. The day rose splendidly clear. Theinhabitants of parts of the Maldiva Archipelago know the date ofthe first formation of some islets; in other parts the corals arenow flourishing on water-washed reefs, where holes made for gravesattest the former existence of inhabited land. Both are covered with immense deluges of black naked lava, whichhave flowed either over the rims of the great caldrons, like pitchover the rim of a pot in which it has been boiled, or have burstforth from smaller orifices on the flanks; in their descent theyhave spread over miles of the sea-coast. d'Orbigny, is common to all the species of the genus; it is veryuseful to the Peruvian Indians, who use the dung for fuel, and arethus saved the trouble of collecting it.
- Winter '16
- Hooker, Pampa