Tahitianshaving made a small fire of sticks, placed a score of stones ofabout the size of cricket-balls, on the burning wood. It is remarkable that in all the different kinds ofglowworms, shining elaters, and various marine animals (such as thecrustacea, medusae, nereidae, a coralline of the genus Clytia, andPyrosoma), which I have observed, the light has been of awell-marked green colour. ) was actuallycaught on a horse's back. Poor Jemmy looked ratherdisconsolate, and would then, I have little doubt, have been gladto have returned with us. My first feeling was tocongratulate myself that I was born an Englishman. One Gaucho told Captain Sulivan that he had watcheda stallion for a whole hour, violently kicking and biting a maretill he forced her to leave her foal to its fate. Everywhere we have an open woodland, the ground being partiallycovered with a very thin pasture, with little appearance ofverdure. ) From the absence of allcarbonaceous matter, Professor Ehrenberg believes that theseorganic bodies have passed through the volcanic fire, and have beenerupted in the state in which we now see them. Professor Owen, with far more probability, believes that, insteadof climbing on the trees, they pulled the branches down to them,and tore up the smaller ones by the roots, and so fed on theleaves. BASALTIC GLEN, SANTA CRUZ. The tail of a horse is a very useful appendage; I havepassed a river in a boat with four people in it, which was ferriedacross in the same way as the Gaucho. The latter is a solitary tree of its kind, andgrows near the beach, where, without doubt, the one seed was thrownup by the waves.
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- Fall '16
- geologist, Gaucho, West Indian Archipelago