Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
Two stories weave together and teach the important life lesson that every story has two sides. This story began as a follow-up to Absolutely Normal Chaos. In that book, Mary Lou Finney writes a summer journal, and as I began Walk Two Moons , I was merely speculating about what might happen when she turned in that summer journal to her English teacher. A few drafts later, Phoebe Winterbottom and her wild imagination leaped into the story, and she took over with tales of a disappearing mother and a lunatic.
The rest of her story came out a little bit each day, as I sat down to write. I was too stubborn to throw away the earlier drafts with Mary Lou Finney and Phoebe Winterbottom, so they found their way into this new draft, along with Ben, the lunatic, Mr. Birkway, Margaret Cadaver, and Mrs. I have often told the story of how I was living in England in , and one cold, gray February day about eight months after Walk Two Moons was published , I was struggling with the end of the next book, Chasing Redbird.
As I stepped out into our tiny backyard to scream, the phone rang. At the end, Mary comes to call Eric from the mirror. Nathan and Lisa get sucked inside the B-movie to rescue John and stop the evil mad scientist Dr. Mangle from releasing his creation in the real world. In the end, John decides to stay in the movie. Lisa and Nathan decide to leave him and go back to the real world as John wanted it this way. As the Tick Monster appears, John just quotes "fade to black" and the episode ends. A boy named Josh Dakota Goyo is on his first flight.
He learns that the Grim Reaper in the form of an old woman is a fellow passenger and the ghost of a millionaire named Vincent Tobias Slezak is trying to escape her. When the airplane starts to lose power, Josh convinces Vincent to move on, which Vincent does, and the airplane's power is restored. A girl named Allie Kacey Rohl and her brothers Dave Frankie Jonas and Scott Liam James investigate a pumpkin patch said to be tended to by a murderous farmer named Farmer Palmer Eric Keenleyside who kidnaps children and switches their heads with the pumpkins in his gardens which turns them into Pumpkinheads.
Eventually, Allie and Scott become Pumpkinheads upon their capture as the Pumpkinhead Allie heads out to capture Dave. A boy named Alex Howard Garrett Ryan is staying home from school because he is sick with a bad fever. While his mother Julia Benson is out getting him some medicine, he finds out there is a monster in the house and he is being quarantined.
With help from the TV newsman Peter Benson , he fights the monster. Alex then wakes up to find his mother. She then tells him it was all a fever dream. But in a twist ending, Alex then hears the TV newsman saying that they the newsman, the monster, and the quarantine are not the fever dream and that his mom, the painters the people doing the quarantine in his "dream" , and vacuum cleaner the monster in his "dream" are the fever dream, and that they can't help if he won't listen. The episode ends with everything engulfed in a blinding white light with Alex still not knowing which is which.
They decide to elect a new mascot, and must inform the current student in the Big Yellow costume that he is no longer needed--but no one seems to know who that student is. Regardless, Willie and Drake hold auditions for their new mascot, and a break-dancing teen in a wolf costume gets the job--over the protests of Big Yellow, who arrives and tries to audition himself. That night, the student in the wolf mascot costume is attacked by Big Yellow, and the following morning, Willie finds the wolf costume's head, torn to bits, in his bed. Determined to find out Big Yellow's true identity, Willie investigates the mascot's dressing room after the school closes, only for Big Yellow to begin trying to attack him.
After escaping, Willie confronts Big Yellow alone in the gym, ripping off the mascot's head--but both the head and body begin to move independently, revealing that Big Yellow is not a costume, but an actual creature. The next morning, Drake discovers messages from Willie on his cell phone, and goes to the school to investigate, only to find his friend, along with Big Yellow, missing. At that night's basketball game, though, Big Yellow reappears, and Drake calls Willie on his cell phone As the episode ends, Big Yellow looms over Drake and smiles while both Willie and the wolf mascot are shown trapped inside of the creature, slowly being digested and screaming for help.
Jessica Cheng Brianne Tju , a Chinese-American girl, has a strained relationship with her strict mother Benita Ha who constantly pushes her to excel in her studies, practice her violin, and keep her room neat. When Jessica misses a shopping trip to Chinatown with her mother, Mrs. Cheng stumbles upon Mr. Ming's Colin Foo shop, who promises to bring good feng shui to the Chengs with his items, including a cabinet emblazoned with a snake.
Cheng buys a large selection of objects and arranges them in Jessica's room without telling her. Jessica is furious and destroys the curios. Later that night, a snake slithers out of the cabinet and takes the form of a serpentine demon who rearranges Jessica's room. The next morning, an angry Mrs. Cheng threatens to stop Jessica from participating in activities such as an upcoming dance, prompting her daughter to shout a wish that she weren't her mother.
In that instant, the snake demon appears and kidnaps Mrs. Cheng; later, the creature assumes her form and tries to attack Jessica and her friend Megan Victoria Duffield. The girls travel to Mr. Ming's shop, and while he is able to offer some advice, he cannot defeat the demon, as it is "Jessica's ghost".
He gives the pair replacements for the curios Jessica destroyed, and the girls return home, where Jessica restores her room to its former state. But this is not enough to defeat the demon, who appears and begins to destroy other items in the house. Jessica realizes that her cruel wish gave the creature its power, and tearfully cries that she did not mean what she said, insisting that she needs her mother. Cheng, trapped in a darkened space, hears her daughter's cries and reaches out to her, forming a temporary connection that causes Jessica to notice her violin.
Remembering that her mother loves her violin playing, Jessica takes up the instrument and performs Bach 's Minuet in G major , also known as "A Lover's Concerto", which banishes the demon back to its cabinet and frees Mrs. The two embrace, promising that they love each other. Negro, Colorado, Sauce will be most productive in corn. The country. The former being a little superior in civilization, as they are inferior in every moral virtue. From their account, they must have come from Salta, a distance in a straight line of nearly one thousand miles.
This gives one a grand idea of the immense territory over which the Indians can roam. Great as it is, in another half century I do not think there will not be a wild Indian in the Pampas North of the Rio Negro. I also heard some account of an engagement which took place, a few weeks previously to the one mentioned, at Churichoel. On one of these, an old white horse, the Cacique sprung taking with him his little son; the horse. I saw one day a soldier striking fire with a piece of flint; which I immediately recognized as having been a part of the head of an arrow.
In N: America bones of horses have been found in close proximity to those of the Mastodon; and I at St Fe Bajada found a horses tooth in the same bank with parts of a Megatherium; if it had not been a horses tooth, I never should have for an instant doubted its being coeval with the Megatherium. Where the road crosses it, about a league further up, the water does not reach to the horses belly.
The Jesuit Falkner, whose information, drawn from the Indians, is generally so very correct. At last when I reached the summit of the ridge, my. Proceeded on to the 3 d Posta, in company with the Leutenant who commands it. The Indians eat much salt, the children sucking it like sugar; it is a curious contrast with the Gauchos, who living the same life, eat scarcely any.
As the Lieutenant of this Posta was a very hospitable person I determined to wait a couple of days for the soldiers. The Indians are supposed to have made their attack in the middle of the night; for very early in the morning, after the murder, they were luckily seen approaching this Posta. We all sallied forth to hunt; we had no success. The plain here abounds with three sorts of partridges; two, very large, like hen-pheasants. Rose very early in the morning; passed in the road the 4 th Posta, where the men were murdered. There was some difficulty about horses so I determined to sleep here.
To the 7 th Posta, country improving, like Cottenham fen in Cambridgeshire, — a great abundance of beautiful wild fowl. Tapalguen after it was dark. At supper I was suddenly struck with horror that I was eating one of the very favourite dishes of the country, viz a half formed calf long before its time of birth. To the 9th Posta, followed the course of the R. Tapalguen, very fertile country. We here bought some biscuit. There were immense herds of cattle, as well there might be, the General here having 74 square leagues of land.
This is a nice scattered little town, with many gardens full of peaches and quinces. Video is choked up with it; yet Botanists say it is the common artichoke, run wild. Uruguay told me that in a deserted garden he had seen the planted Artichokes degenerating into this plant. I might sleep there; if not I must pass on, for there were so many robbers about, he could trust nobody.
In two more Postas reached the city; was much delayed on the road from the rain of yesterday the day before.
At one oclock I managed to make a start. Luxan, a most unusual luxury in this country. In the evening crossed the Arrecife, on a raft made of empty barrels lashed together. Arrived in the evening at the town of St Nicholas; it is situated on one of the branches of the Parana. I here first saw this noble river. The real grandeur however of an immense river like this,. Old Falkner mentions having seen great bones in this river;. Hearing also heard of some "giants" bones on the Parana, I hired a canoe; there were two groups of bones sticking out of a cliff which came perpendicular into the water.
The bones were very large, I believe belonging to the Mastodon. We passed Corunda, from the luxuriance of its gardens it is the prettiest village I have seen. The wood had a pretty appearance opening into glades like a lawn. There was much delay on the road, on account of having to cross an arm of the Parana, St Fe being situated in a large island.
Unwell in bed. Embarked on board the Balandra; a one masted vessel of a hundred tuns; we made sail down the current. I was obliged to retreat; on every islands there are tracks; as in a former excursion the "rastro" of the Indians had been the constant subject of observation, so in this was the "rastro" del tigre".
The jaguar is a much more dangerous animal than is generally supposed: they have killed several wood-cutters; occassionally they enter vessels. There is a man now in the Bajada, who coming up from below at night time was seized by a tiger, but he escaped with the loss of the use of one arm. Two padres entering one after the other were killed, a third. We got under weigh; passed Punta Gorda, where there is colony of tame Indians from the province of Missiones. Thus ploughing the surface, it occassionally seizes a small fish. In the evening, the wind not being quite fair, the master was much too indolent to think of proceeding.
I was very anxious to reach B. Ayres, in the fruit season is supplied by them. Upon leaving the canoe, I found to my utter astonishment I was a sort of prisoner. The road, about a league in length, was quite deserted; I met one party of soldiers; but I satisfied them with an old passport. This revolution is nothing more or less than a downright rebellion. General Rosas could not have known of this rising; but I think it is quite consonant with his schemes. Ayres, which stated that the.
General disapproved of peace being broken, but that he thought the outside party had justice on their side. These disturbances caused me much inconvenience; my servant was outside, I was obliged to bribe a man to smuggle him in through the belligerents. His clothese, my riding gear, collections from St Fe, were outside with no possibility of obtaining them. After a long passage, arrived at M: Video; I went on board the Beagle: Was astonished to hear we were not to sail till the beginning of.
December: the cause of this great delay was the necessity of finishing all charts, the materials for which had been collected by the Schooners. The poop-cabin being full of workers, I took up my residence on shore, so as to make the most of this additional month. Had a long gallop to the East end of the Barrancas de St Gregorio: was disappointed in the Geology, but had a pleasant gallop along the coast of the Plata. I prepared for a ride to see the R. In the morning we rose early in the hopes of being able to ride a good distance; it was a vain attempt, for all the rivers were flooded; we passed R.
Not being quite well, stayed the whole day at this house. In the evening the Post-man or letter carrier arrived; he was a day after his time, owing to the R. Rozario being flooded; it could not however be of much consequence, for although he passes through some of the principal towns in B. Oriental, his luggage consisted of two letters. Ayres the plains of St Fe, real mountains. In the evening I wandered about the half demolished walls of the town. More generals are numbered but not paid in the united provinces of La Plata than in Great Britain. This is a constant cause of Hence arises a constant temptation to fresh revolutions, which in proportion as they are easily effected, so are they easily overturned.
With this every one reasonable man was satisfied. Rode with my host to his Estancia at the Arroyo de St Juan. This latter would be thought a difficult operation, when there are 5 or ten or fifteen thousand head together; it is managed on the principle that the cattle invariably divide themselves into little troops from forty to an hundred. During a stormy night the cattle all mingle together; but the next morning all the Tropillas [word deleted] separate as before. I replied, "Charmingly so". I solemnly assured him they did not. Ayres the Pampas. The two sorts grow separate, each plant in company with their its own sort kind.
Pasture of course there is none; if cattle or horses once enter the bed they are for the time, completely entirely completely lost. Went with my host to the Sierra del Pedro flaco about 20 miles up the R. Negro: the greater part of the ride was through long grass up to the horses belly. The country left to nature as it now is would easily produce 5 or 6 times the number of cattle. The view of the R. Negro from the Sierra is decidedly the most picturesque one I have seen in this country.
We heard of some giants bones, which as usual turned out to be those of the Megatherium. Began my return in a direct line to M. Video; went by an Estancia where there was a part of a , very perfect, of the head of a Megatherium. I purchased it for a few shillings.
Perdido, where we slept. At night there were torrents of rain; as the Rancho made but little pretensions to keep out water or wind, we were soon wet through. In the morning had a long gallop: arrived at San Jose, from which point the road is the same by which I started. The distance, paid by the Post, being about 70 leagues [one word deleted] from Mercedes to the Capital.
During these few days I resided on shore; the cause of the ships delay being the charts not being completed. I have not met one instance of rudeness or inhospitality. In the Sala of B. Ayres I do not believe there are six men to whose honesty or principles you could trust. Every public officer is to be bribed; the head of the post office sells forged government francs: — the Governor and prime minister openly plunder the state.
In my opinion before many years, they will be trembling under the iron hand of some Dictator. At the Colorado, men who keep the lowest little shops used to dine with General Rosas. Bianca gains a livelihood by making paper cigars; he wished to come as Vaqueano with me to B. Ayres; but his father was afraid. My time at M. Video was spent in getting ready for our long cruize in Tierra del Fuego. I called one day on M r Hood, the Consul General, in order to see his house which had been a short time previously struck by lightning.
Where the bell wire ran, the paper was blackened by the oxide of the metal for nearly a foot on each side; in a like manner the frame of a looking glass was blackened; the gilding must have been volatilized, for a smelling bottle which stood near was firmly coated with some of it. I ought not to conclude my few remarks on the Inhabitants of the Provinces of the R. Took a long walk on the North side: after ascending some rocks there is a great level plain, which extends in every direction but is divided by vallies. Bianca; but the land in this neighbourhead so far exceeds it in sterility, that this alone deserves the name of a desart.
In the vallies there is some little, but it is very brackish. The Beagle is anchored opposite to a fort erected by the old Spaniards. Negro, have has been miserable. I walked this day to some fine cliffs, five miles to the South: here the usual geological story, of the same great oyster bed being upheaved in modern days was very evident. The Yawl, under the command of M r Chaffers with three days provisions, was sent to survey the head of the creek.
Walked to a distant hill; we found at the top an Indian grave. The Indians always bury their dead on the highest hill, or on some headland projecting into the sea. A party of officers accompanied me to ransack the Indian grave in hopes of finding some antiquarian remains.
We undermined the grave on both sides under the last block; but there were no bones. The French Government gives a great bounty to all Whalers, I suppose to encourage a breed of good seamen; but from what we have seen of them, it. Again I started with the Captain to the head of the harbor. I was not much tired although I reached the boat in the first division; but the two next days was very feverish in bed. The Guanacoe who drinks salt water is of course to be seen. A heavy gale of wind from the SW; several breezes from that quarter have reminded us of the neighbourhead of Tierra del Fuego.
Came to an anchor in St Gregory Bay; these days we have beaten against strong Westerly gales. Who can wonder at the dread of the early navigators of these Straits? On shore there were the Toldos of a large tribe of Patagonian Indians. These Indians have such constant communication with the Sealers, that they are half civilized.
Their appearance is however rather wild. Negro, to which place a part of this tribe had then gone to barter their goods. Some Patagonians, near Peckets harbor made three large fires, as did also the Fuegians on the more distant Southern shore. We got into Port Famine in the middle of the night, after a calm delightful day: M. Sarmiento a mountain feet high, was visible although 90 miles distant.
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We are now within a wet circle, in consequence every morning there has been torrents of rain; in the evening I managed to have some walks along the beach; which is the only place where it is possible to walk proceed in any way but scrambling. I left the ship at four oclock in the morning to ascend Mount Tarn; this is the highest land in this neighbourhead being feet above the sea.
For the two first hours I never expected to reach the summit. It was blowing a gale of wind, but not a breath stirred the leaves of the highest trees; everything was dripping with water; even the very Fungi could not flourish. The day has been splendidly clear; Sarmiento, appearing like a solid mass of snow, came quite close to us.
The next day we were almost becalmed. With very baffling winds we anchored late in the evening in Gregory Bay, where our friends the Indians anxiously seemed to desire our presence. Early in the morning we paid the Indians a visit in hopes of being able to obtain some Guanaco meat. Chupat, much further North, there are very many Indians; enemies to this. During this week a complete survey has been made of the East coast of Tierra del Fuego. We landed only once, which was at the mouth of what was formerly supposed to be St Sebastians Channel, it now turns out only to be a large wild bay.
As they fell sideways into the. Upon going on shore, we found a party of Fuegians; or the foot Patagonians, fine tall men with Guanaco mantle.
As soon as the Ship doubled C. The Ship pitched very heavily; in a weak vessel it would almost have been sufficient to have jerked out her Masts. Viewing such men, one can hardly make oneself believe that they are fellow creatures placed in the same world. How much more reasonably it may be asked with respect to these men. Here 5 or 6 human. Their skill, like the instinct of animals is not improved by experience; the canoe, their most ingenious work, poor as it may be, we know has remained the same for the last.
Although essentially the same creature, how little must the mind of one of these beings resemble that of an educated man. Have they remained in the same state since the creation of the world? We passed this way last year in the boats. Came to an anchor in the Northern part of Ponsonby sound. The lower 14 or feet is covered with a dense forest.
This being a populous part of the country, we were followed by seven canoes.
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The various things now given to him he will doubtless be able to keep. Jemmy went to sleep on shore but came in the morning for breakfast. They clearly are the tall men, the foot Patagonians of the East coast. Arrived in the middle of the day at Berkeley Sound, having made a short passage by scudding before a gale of wind.
The ship was moved to near the Town. I went on shore, intending to start on a riding excursion round the island, but the weather was so bad I deferred it. These were the only two Spaniards who were not directly concerned with the murder; but I am afraid my. We got on however pretty well; excepting some little geology nothing could be less interesting. By their own account they must have killed more than head. After which, driving his knife into the head of the spinal marrow the animal dropped as if struck by lightning.
We then rode on to our sleeping place. Meat roasted with its skin carne con cuero is known over all these parts of S. America for its excellence, — it bears the same relation to common beef, which venison does to mutton. From the number of the cows which have been killed there is a much greater larger proportion of bulls. We slept in a valley in the neck of land which joins the rincon del toro, the great great peninsula to the SW point of the island.
The valley was pretty well sheltered from the cold wind; but there was very little brushwood for making a fire; the Gauchos soon found what to my surprise made nearly as hot a fire as coals, it was the bones of a bullock, lately killed but all the flesh picked off by the Vultures. What curious resources will necessity put men to discover! It rained during nearly the whole day; so that at night it began to be very miserable work. From the great quantity of rain this boggy country was in a very bad state. The Adventure sailed to continue her survey. Finally weighed our anchor on our passage to the coast of Patagonia.
Several causes have delayed us. Her top-masts. Took two very long walks. In the morning three whale-boats started under the command of the Captain to explore as far as time would allow the Santa Cruz river: During the last voyage, Capt. Stokes procceeded 30 miles, but his provisions failing, he was obliged to return. The boats-. Beyond the place, where we slept was completely terra incognita, for there Capt Stokes turned back, — in the course of the day an old boat-hook was picked up with the Kings mark. One of the boats crew, who had been up the river on the former voyage, remembered that it was then lost.
So that the boat-hook after lying 6 or 7 years in Patagonia, returned to its. Ostriches are not uncommon, but wild in the extreme. The curse of sterility is on the land. A Guanaco was shot, which much rejoiced those who could not compel their stomachs to relish Carrion.
This day I found, for the first time, some interesting work; the plains are here capped by a field of Lava, which at some remote period when these plains formed the bottom of an ocean, was poured forth from the Andes. Origin of Valley The most Southern Volcanic rocks in the Andes hitherto known are many hundred miles to the North, not far. Found a tripod of wood, fastened together by hide; it had floated down the river; the first sign of the reappearance of man.
From the high land, we hailed with joy the snowy summits of the Cordilleras, as they were seen occassionally peeping through their dusky envelope of Clouds. We continued to get on but slowly. From a thong of cows hide being found; it is certain that these Indians must come from the North. Cruz, but could not see the base of the mountains.
We shot down the stream with great rapidity; generally at the rate of 10 miles an hour; what a contrast to the laborious tracking. Slept at the place where the water nearly ceases to be fresh. To me the cruize has been most satisfactory, from affording so excellent a section of the great modern formation of Patagonia. I took some long walks; collecting for the last time on the sterile plains of this Eastern side of S. Arrived at Port Famine.
They had been treated by these Indians with their usual disinterested noble hospitality. The Adventure rejoined us, after having examined the East side of this part of the Straits. On one of these the view of Sarmiento was most imposing: I have not ceased to wonder, in the scenery of Tierra del Fuego, at the apparent little elevation of mountains really very high.
I recollect in Ponsonby Sound, after having seen a mountain down the Beagle Channel, I had another view of it across many ridges, one behind the other. Another party having entered the bay was easily driven to a little creek to the north of it: the next day two boats were sent to drive them still further; it was admirable to see the determination with which four or five men came forward to defend themselves against three times that number. This being the case we retreated. The water we have lately been drinking contained so much salt that brackish is almost too mild a term to call it. The wind was fair, but the atmosphere very thick, so that we missed much very curious scenery.
Turn, close to Mount Sarmiento, which was then quite invisible hidden in the clouds. In the morning, in company with the Adventure, we made the best of our way into the open ocean. Sir J. Narborough called one part of it. Early in the night we came to an anchor in the port of S. Carlos in the island of Chiloe. It had been the Captains original intention to have gone direct to Coquimbo. The country is so thickly wooded that neither horses or cattle seem to increase much. Sea Islands.
I staid in the town of S. Carlos three days, during the greater part of this time the weather was very fine; the inhabitants themselves wondering at such an event. The road is the only one which goes directly through the interior of the country. About two miles from S. The Alerce or cedar from which these planks are made grows on the sides of the Andes; they possess the curious property of splitting so evenly that by planing the planks are nearly as well-formed as if sawed.
Got under weigh, we only managed to reach an outer harbor when the wind failing, obliged us to anchor for the night: on the following day we with difficulty got an offing by beating against the swell of anything but "Pacific" Ocean. I could not muster civility enough to contradict them. In the latter place in the midst of summer, the air can boast of few inhabitants; the insect world requires a more genial climate. Poverty is a rare sight in S. The greater part of the inhabitants are strongly inclined to the old Spanish cause it is well known with what difficulty they were conquered by the Patriot forces , this feeling is kept up by their having reaped no advantages by the revolution.
The grand advantage in other parts is the cheapness of Europaean articles of luxury, of these the inhabitants of Chiloe can afford to enjoy but very few. In a NE direction there are some fine glimpses of the Andes. The Volcano of Aconcagua is especially beautiful.
Now that I have again seen in the Andes a grand edition of such beauties, I feel sure of their existence.
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We all, on board, have been much struck by the great superiority in the English residents over other towns in S. Took up my residence with M r Corfield, who has taken the most obliging pains to render me all assistance in my pursuits. I have taken several long walks in the country. It seems not a very improbable conjecture that the want of animals may be owing to none having been created in since this country was raised from the sea. I managed to set out on a geological excursion to the base of the Andes.
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My object in coming here was to see the great beds of recent shells which are dug out of the ground to make lime. On the next day I returned to wards the valley of Quillota. At the base of the Sierra de Chilicauquen, which we were obliged to pass,. A person who had only seen the country near Valparaiso would never dream there were such picturesque spots in Chili. As soon as we reached the brow of the Sierra, the valley of Quillota was immediately under our feet. The prospect was one of remarkable artificial luxuriance. Felipe, St Jago, S. With all these advantages. We reached, by the evening, a great height to a spring called the Agua del Guanaco, which is situated at a great height.
This must be an old name, for it is very many years since a guanaco has drunk its waters. During the ascent I noticed that on the Northern side slope of these hills nothing but bushes grew, whilst on the Southern a sort of Bamboo bamboo about 15 fifteen feet high. A good tree will give 90 gallons of Sap, which must all have been contained in the. There is an inexpressible charm in thus living in the open air. Besides these, few birds or even insects frequent these dry parched up mountains. We climbed up to the highest ridge of the rough mass of greenstone.
I observed, however, here one remarkable difference, that the surfaces of many enormous fragments presented every degree of freshness, from what appeared quite fresh , to the state when Lichens can adhere. I felt so forcibly that this was owing to the constant earthquakes that I was inclined to hurry from beneath every pile of the loose masses. The pleasure from the scenery. At long intervals, a mass of points or a single cone showed where a Volcano had or does now exist.
The rage for mining has left scarcely a spot in Chili unexamined, even to the regions of eternal snow. Gauchos of the Pampas, are however a very different set of beings. Gradations in rank are much more strongly marked; the Guasso Huasso does not by any means consider every man his equal; I was quite surprised to find my companions could by no means be persuaded did not like to eat at the same time with myself. This is a necessary consequence of their being to a certain degree the existence of an aristocracy of wealth; it is said that some few of the greater land owners possess from 5 to 10 five to ten thousand pounds sterling per annum.
Almost every house in Chili will receive you for the night, but then a trifle is expected to be given in the morning: even a rich man will accept of two or three shillings.