They askedfor everything they saw, and stole what they could. Edwards. I look back but to one bright spot, andthat is Waimate, with its Christian inhabitants. He often told us howthe savage Oens men "when the leaf red," crossed the mountains fromthe eastern coast of Tierra del Fuego, and made inroads on thenatives of this part of the country. Wereached the baths in the evening, and stayed there five days, beingconfined the two last by heavy rain. I am strongly inclined to believe that this view iscorrect, from having been independently led (as we shall hereaftersee) to an analogous conclusion with regard to the South Americanostrich, the females of which are parasitical, if I may so expressit, on each other; each female laying several eggs in the nests ofseveral other females, and the male ostrich undertaking all thecares of incubation, like the strange foster-parents with thecuckoo. The houses of the Malays are arrangedalong the shore of the lagoon. From the road there were occasionalglimpses into a profound valley of the same character as the onedescribed; but from the steepness and depth of its sides, thebottom was scarcely ever to be seen. APRIL 5, 1835.
- Fall '18
- Tierra del Fuego, Professor Henslow