inhabitants seem the objects of wrath. Coseguina, eruption of. On the supposition of the subsequent and gradual elevationof the Portillo line, this can be understood; for a chain of isletswould at first appear, and, as these were lifted up, the tideswould be always wearing deeper and broader channels between them. with floating islands. Our companions, although so very civil to us, behavedto the poor Indians as if they had been slaves, rather than freemen. It is quite indescribable: several times whilst skinning thespecimen which is now mounted at the Zoological Museum, I wasalmost overcome by nausea. Itconsisted of a square formed by waggons, artillery, straw huts,etc. Does it not arise from the difficulty of several femalesassociating together, and finding a male ready to undertake theoffice of incubation? It is evident that there must at first besome degree of association between at least two females; otherwisethe eggs would remain scattered over the wide plains, at distancesfar too great to allow of the male collecting them into one nest:some authors have believed that the scattered eggs were depositedfor the young birds to feed on. Both these circumstancesperfectly agree with the general idea of the undulations havingcome from the south-west; in which quarter subterranean noises werealso heard; for it is evident that the walls running south-west andnorth-east which presented their ends to the point whence theundulations came, would be much less likely to fall than thosewalls which, running north-west and south-east, must in their wholelengths have been at the same instant thrown out of theperpendicular; for the undulations, coming from the south-west,must have extended in north-west and south-east waves, as theypassed under the foundations. (6/3. From the quantity of dung on the rocks, they must longhave frequented this cliff for roosting and breeding. Parish, sir W. The female, where the soil is sandy, deposits themtogether, and
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