andlarge cacti, seemed to my fancy like some antediluvian animals. )We anchored in the fine bay of Port Famine. These were the most abject andmiserable creatures I anywhere beheld. The Gauchos employed here attribute it chiefly to thestallions constantly roaming from place to place, and compellingthe mares to accompany them, whether or not the young foals areable to follow. MAY 5, 1836. The disturbance seemsgenerally, as in the case of Concepcion, to have been of two kinds:first, at the instant of the shock, the water swells high up on thebeach with a gentle motion, and then as quietly retreats; secondly,some time afterwards, the whole body of the sea retires from thecoast, and then returns in waves of overwhelming force. The whole place had rather adesolate aspect, for there were no gardens to show the signs ofcare and cultivation. Valley of St. MARCH 19, 1835. I asked my guide whether I might doso, but he told me certainly not; that the only answer I shouldreceive probably would be, "We have meat for the dogs in ourcountry, and therefore do not grudge it to a Christian.
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