Each wife lives a week in turn with the cacique but all areemployed in weaving

Each wife lives a week in turn with the cacique but

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Each wife lives a week in turn with the cacique; but all areemployed in weaving ponchos, etc. " He makes similar remarks inanother place; but I cannot tell whether this desolation has beencaused by a want of population, or by an altered condition of theland. In this instance the whole line of reef hasbeen converted into land; but usually a snow-white line of greatbreakers, with only here and there a single low islet crowned withcocoa-nut trees, divides the dark heaving waters of the ocean fromthe light green expanse of the lagoon-channel. We steered for the island of Lemuy. There isone snake which is numerous; it is identical, as I am informed byM. Bougainville has wellremarked concerning these people, that they treat the "chefsd'oeuvre de l'industrie humaine, comme ils traitent les loix de lanature et ses phénomènes. The general introduction offirearms has changed the whole system of warfare; and an exposedsituation on the top of a hill is now worse than useless. Which of us, for instance, couldfollow an American Indian through a sentence of more than threewords? All savages appear to possess, to an uncommon degree, thispower of mimicry. "The next day after breakfast we rode a few miles northward to PuntaHuantamó. It isobvious that the saline layer could not have been preserved in anycountry in which abundant rain occasionally fell: on the other handthis very circumstance, which at first sight appears so highlyfavourable to the long preservation of exposed shells, has probablybeen the indirect means, through the common salt not having beenwashed away, of their decomposition and early decay.
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