of one set of men shut up for some time togetherwas poisonous when inhaled by others; and possibly more so, if themen be of different races. Retrospect on our voyage. I was assured,and as far as my observations went I found it so, that certainspecies of the hermit- crab always use certain species of shells. When Ilanded at Chatham Island, I could not imagine what animal travelledso methodically along well-chosen tracks. It wasquite melancholy leaving the three Fuegians with their savagecountrymen; but it was a great comfort that they had no personalfears. Sir F. Darwin's observations,combined with the charm and simplicity of his descriptions, haveensured the popularity of this book with all classes ofreaders--and that popularity has even increased in recent years. Both these varieties are one-third smaller than the commonblack rat (M. The ratiowill therefore be as 6048 to 250, or 24 to 1, for the ten largestanimals from the two continents. On the northern orleeward side there is an opening through which vessels can pass tothe anchorage within. It is quite indescribable: several times whilst skinning thespecimen which is now mounted at the Zoological Museum, I wasalmost overcome by nausea. I must herecommemorate what happened for the first time during our nearly fiveyears' wandering, namely, having met with a want of politeness; Iwas refused in a sullen manner at two different houses, andobtained with difficulty from a third, permission to pass throughtheir gardens to an uncultivated hill, for the purpose of viewingthe country. We were delayedcrossing in the canoe by some immense troops of mares, which wereswimming the river in order to follow a division of troops into theinterior. West Indies, banks of sediment. It is necessaryto sail over this great ocean to comprehend its immensity. (17/2.
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