On the mountains of Tierra del Fuego, I havemore than once seen a guanaco, on being approached, not only neighand squeal, but prance and leap about in the most ridiculousmanner, apparently in defiance as a challenge. He seemed perfectly content, and answered, "Muybien, seÃ±or. One day I rode up the valley to the farthest inhabited spot. On the same principlethe races are managed; the course is only two or three hundredyards long, the wish being to have horses that can make a rapiddash. The spiderbecame much distended by the juices of its prey, which was manytimes larger than itself. A long and brilliantly-white beach iscapped by a margin of green vegetation; and the strip, lookingeither way, rapidly narrows away in the distance, and sinks beneaththe horizon. A few miles north of Keeling there is another small atoll, thelagoon of which is nearly filled up with coral-mud. fossil allied genus. The goodservice it thus affords to vessels navigating near this stormy landis evident; and it certainly has saved many a one from beingwrecked. They arewell stocked with horses, each man having, according to Mr. They wereall partly clothed, and several could speak a little English: theircountenances were good-humoured and pleasant, and they appeared farfrom being such utterly degraded beings as they have usually beenrepresented. )(PLATE 71. From the quantity of rainwhich had fallen, the surface of the whole country was swampy. All this, withgood food for the horses, only cost 2 shillings 6 pence per head. Pritchett, with Mr. If so, in the course of centuries, every now and then, onemight escape from the young birds. tubes. JANUARY 1, 1835. Matthews informed me that one forest only thirty-four miles inwidth, and separating two inhabited districts, had only lately, forthe first time, been crossed. SEPTEMBER 20, 1833.
- Fall '18
- Tierra del Fuego