My walk was soonbrought to a close by coming to a waterfall between two and

My walk was soonbrought to a close by coming to a

This preview shows page 2 out of 2 pages.

My walk was soonbrought to a close by coming to a waterfall between two and threehundred feet high; and again above this there was another. Turtle, manner of catching. Corrobery, or native Australian dance. CaptainCook, in his second voyage, says that this plant at Kerguelen Landrises from a greater depth than twenty-four fathoms; "and as itdoes not grow in a perpendicular direction, but makes a very acuteangle with the bottom, and much of it afterwards spreads manyfathoms on the surface of the sea, I am well warranted to say thatsome of it grows to the length of sixty fathoms and upwards. Yet theselow, insignificant coral-islets stand and are victorious: for hereanother power, as an antagonist, takes part in the contest. In the afternoon we went on shore to one of the larger groups ofhouses, which yet hardly deserves the title of a village. There was another man who said he would enter the corral on foot,catch a mare, fasten her front legs together, drive her out, throwher down, kill, skin, and stake the hide for drying (which latteris a tedious job); and he engaged that he would perform this wholeoperation on twenty-two animals in one day. It was a laborious undertaking, for the sides were so steep that insome parts it was necessary to use the trees as ladders. This, however, was quite sufficient: I was a good listener, anagreeable person, and he never ceased talking to me. This valley varies fromfive to ten miles in breadth; it is bounded by step-formedterraces, which rise in most parts, one above the other, to theheight of five hundred feet, and have on the opposite sides aremarkable correspondence. reef of. In summer the road is not very bad: but in winter,when the wood is rendered slippery from rain, travelling isexceedingly difficult. Shortly before this,two Indians joined us, who were travelling from a distant missionto Valdivia concerning some lawsuit.
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read both pages?

  • Fall '18
  • United States customary units, theAppendix

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture