without oncetaking off my eyes they moved in large curves sweeping incircles

Without oncetaking off my eyes they moved in large

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without oncetaking off my eyes: they moved in large curves, sweeping incircles, descending and ascending without giving a single flap. During the former voyage the Fuegians werehere very troublesome, and to frighten them a rocket was fired atnight over their wigwams; it answered effectually, and one of theofficers told me that the clamour first raised, and the barking ofthe dogs, was quite ludicrous in contrast with the profound silencewhich in a minute or two afterwards prevailed. After having been twice driven back by heavy south- western gales,Her Majesty's ship "Beagle," a ten-gun brig, under the command ofCaptain Fitz Roy, R. Then droppinghis hat to mark the spot where the balls were left, while at fullgallop he uncoiled his lazo, and after a most severe chase againcame up to the cow, and caught her round the horns. The distance is twenty leagues, through a country covered with finegrass, but poorly stocked with cattle or inhabitants. Its edges were so angular, and its size sogreat, that I at first mistook it for a rock in situ, and took outmy compass to observe the direction of its cleavage. On some of the smaller islets nothing could be moreelegant than the manner in which the young and full-grown cocoa-nuttrees, without destroying each other's symmetry, were mingled intoone wood. I wassurprised at the total want of pride shown by her and her brother.
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