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America animals appearance archipelago arrived become believe birds body called Captain cause Chile climate close coast colour common considered Cordillera course covered crossed curious described distance doubt effect elevation extremely fact feet forest formed four frequently give greater ground habits hand head heard height hills horses hundred Indians inhabitants interesting island kind land leaves less living lower manner mass miles morning mountains natives nature nearly never night observed party passed plain plants possess present probably reached remains remarkable Rio Negro rise river road rock scarcely seems seen shells shore short side soon South southern species standing stones stream surface surprised town travelling trees valley vegetation Voyage whole wide wild wind wood
Sayfa 351 - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron: and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Sayfa 527 - The form of the orange-tree, the cocoa-nut, the palm, the mango, the tree-fern, the banana, will remain clear and separate ; but the thousand beauties which unite these into one perfect scene must fade away ; yet they will leave, like a tale heard in childhood, a picture full of indistinct, but most beautiful figures.
Sayfa 216 - I could not have believed how wide was the difference between savage and civilized man : it is greater than between a wild and domesticated animal, inasmuch as in man there is a greater power of improvement...
Sayfa 167 - Patagonia, we have been surrounded by insects. One evening, when we were about ten miles from the Bay of San Bias, vast numbers of butterflies, in bands or flocks of countless myriads, extended as far as the eye could range. Even by the aid of a telescope it was not possible to see a space free from butterflies. The seamen cried out " it was snowing butterflies," and such in fact was the apjxarance.
Sayfa 225 - These poor wretches were stunted in their growth, their hideous faces bedaubed with white paint, their skins filthy and greasy, their hair entangled, their voices discordant, and their gestures violent. Viewing such men, one can hardly make oneself believe that they are fellow-creatures, and inhabitants of the same world.
Sayfa 255 - I can only compare these great aquatic forests of the southern hemisphere with the terrestrial ones in the intertropical regions.
Sayfa 530 - To this day, if I hear a distant scream, it recalls with painful vividness my feelings, when passing a house near Pernambuco, I heard the most pitiable moans, and could not but suspect that some poor slave was being tortured, yet knew that I was as powerless as a child even to remonstrate. I suspected that these moans were from a tortured slave, for I was told that this was the case in another instance. Near Rio de Janeiro I lived opposite to an old lady, who kept screws to crush the fingers of her...
Sayfa 242 - At present, even a piece of cloth given to one is torn into shreds and distributed; and no one individual becomes richer than another. On the other hand, it is difficult to understand how a chief can arise till there is property of some sort by which he might manifest his superiority and increase his power.
Sayfa 249 - Fuego — irregular chains of hills, mottled with patches of snow, deep yellowish-green valleys, and arms of the sea intersecting the land in many directions. The strong wind was piercingly cold, and the atmosphere rather hazy, so that we did not stay long on the top of the mountain. Our descent was not quite so laborious as our ascent, for the weight of the body forced a passage, and all the slips and falls were in the right direction.
Sayfa 224 - We were detained here several days by the bad weather. The climate is certainly wretched : the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the hills, and in the valleys there was rain, accompanied by sleet. The thermometer generally stood about 45°, but in the night fell to 38° or 40°.