withers, and secured the vampire. In the afternoon we stood out to sea, with the intention of makinga direct course to the Cape de Verd Islands. Strait of Magellan--Port Famine-- Ascent of Mount Tarn-- Forests--Edible fungus--Zoology--Great Seaweed--Leave Tierra del Fuego--Climate--Fruit-trees and productions of the southern coasts--Height of snow- line on the Cordillera-- Descent of glaciers to the sea--Icebergs formed--Transportal of boulders--Climate and productions of the Antarctic Islands --Preservation of frozen carcasses--Recapitulation. flora of. I believe it is a species ofEryngium. curious breed of. I am writing as if I had beenamong the inhabitants of Central Africa: Banda Oriental would notbe flattered by the comparison; but such were my feelings at thetime. The townstands at the height of 2200 feet above the sea, on the banks ofthe Macquarie: this is one of the rivers flowing into the vast andscarcely known interior. End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World, by Charles Darwin*** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE ******** This file should be named 3704-0. Geology of Cordillera. (2/1. )During our stay at Port Famine, the Fuegians twice came and plaguedus. In regard to thewildness of birds towards man, there is no way of accounting forit, except as an inherited habit: comparatively few young birds, inany one year, have been injured by man in England, yet almost all,even nestlings, are afraid of him; many individuals, on the otherhand, both at the Galapagos and at the Falklands, have been pursuedand injured by man, but yet have not learned a salutary dread ofhim. This isof infinitely more consequence than rain in the lower country.
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