one at a great height glidingthrough the air with much ease. On the east coast thenatives, as we have seen, have guanaco cloaks, and on the west theypossess seal-skins. Close by I saw the wild arum, the roots of which, whenwell baked, are good to eat, and the young leaves better thanspinach. fringing. Excursion to R. Jago in the Cape de Verd Islands, I remember having seen in aravine a retired corner covered with bones of the goat; we at thetime exclaimed that it was the burial-ground of all the goats inthe island. " This is not true: all the largeChilian fortunes have been made by mines of the more preciousmetals. )During my stay here I thoroughly enjoyed scrambling about thesehuge mountains. Trochilus forficatus. Tohoist the British flag seems to draw with it as a certainconsequence, wealth, prosperity, and civilisation. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. The following discussion on the climate of the southern parts ofthe continent with relation to its productions, on the snow-line,on the extraordinarily low descent of the glaciers, and on the zoneof perpetual congelation in the antarctic islands, may be passedover by any one not interested in these curious subjects, or thefinal recapitulation alone may be read. The nest, whence it takes its name, isplaced in the most exposed situations, as on the top of a post, abare rock, or on a cactus. At first the country consisted of a succession of hillsand valleys: nearer to Castro it became very level. Bushby was slightly wounded,but the party was at length driven away. Wefollowed the course of the river, occasionally passing a fewhovels, and patches of ground cleared out of the otherwise unbrokenforest; and sometimes meeting a canoe with an Indian family. Birds of many kinds are extremely abundant on the undulating grassyplains around Maldonado.
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