") Almost every voyager who has crossed the Pacifichas expressed his unbounded astonishment at the lagoon islands, oras I shall for the future call them by their Indian name of atolls,and has attempted some explanation. Another party showed by signs that theywished to strip him naked and pluck all the hairs out of his faceand body. The appearance ofthe layers induced me to believe that they had been deposited underwater, though from the extreme dryness of the climate I was forcedto imagine that torrents of rain had probably fallen during somegreat eruption, and that thus a temporary lake had been formed intowhich the ashes fell. Tameness of the birds. PLATE 48. What would be the opinion of ageologist, viewing such an enormous collection of bones, of allkinds of animals and of all ages, thus embedded in one thick earthymass? Would he not attribute it to a flood having swept over thesurface of the land, rather than to the common order of things?(7/10. Nothing could look morecomfortable than this scene. Their manner of life is the same with that of the other poorinhabitants, and they are all Christians; but it is said that theyyet retain some strange superstitious ceremonies, and that theypretend to hold communication with the devil in certain caves. DECEMBER 21, 1832. Boththe church and the house I saw shortly afterwards: the housebelonged to Mr. A few improvements have likewisebeen introduced in some of the simple machinery; but even to thepresent day, water is removed from some mines by men carrying it upthe shaft in leathern bags!(PLATE 62. The city of Buenos Ayres is large; and I should think one of themost regular in the world. Thechange, therefore, in habits which must have taken place in VanDiemen's Land is highly remarkable. Tohoist the British flag seems to draw with it as a certainconsequence, wealth, prosperity, and civilisation. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICTLIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSEPROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. From their account they must have come from Salta, a distance in astraight line of nearly one thousand miles. Domingo possesses a beauty totally unexpected,from the prevalent gloomy character of the rest of the island.
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