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CHAPTER VI.

RIDING AND SHOOTING.

A coming Storm—A friendly Roof—Armadillos—Ducks—Fla-
mingoes— Bad Weather—Still worse—Dead Sheep—Ele/s Cart-
CONTENTS. XV

CHAPTER VI.— continued.

ridges—Fop and the Nutria—Biseacho Shooting—Their friendship

with the Owls—A Gallop—Visiting in the Pampas—Packing the

Bullock-cart—Peaches and Flowers—Eeturn to Buenos Ayres

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CBAPTEE VII.

AN ESTANCIA IN THE BANDA ORIENTAL.

A Visit to the Ban da Oriental, or Eepublic of the Uruguay—Lonely

Islands—Conception—Urquiza's Property—Paysandu—Swimming

a Horse—Where is the Port?—The 'Forest Primeval'—Eobinsoh

Crusoe—The Eescue—The Land of Thorns—Vegetation — Arrival

at the Estancia — Partridges—Catching our Breakfast, and killing

the same—The Aroma — The large Partridge — Parrot Pie — Cap-

inchos — Jaguars — Crescientes — Adventures of an Invalid — The

faithful Murderer — How to get Home in the dark . . 136

CHAPTER VIII.

LIFE IN THE BANDA ORIENTAL.

A Eide to the Puestos—Ostriches and Deer—Imitating Indians—

Eesults of charging a Bull—A fighting Servant—Character of

Gauchos—Their Holidays and their Quarrels—The Knife — Marking

Lambs—Mule-breeding—Eavages of Ants—The Bicho Colorado—

Mounting a Colt—Away to the,Uruguay—The Golden Fleece—Trees

and Flowers—The Forest—Eun away with in the Forest—An

agreeable Evening— Great Thunder-storm—Arrival of Letters — Ee-

turn to Buenos Ayres 164

CHAPTER IX.

GAUCHOS AND WAR.

Fortifications of Buenos Ayres—Training of a Gaucho—His indepen-

dence—Long Bides— TheEastreador and Vaqueano—General Eivera

—Civilisation and the Sword—General Urquiza—El Canon Tiene

la Palabra!—Eailway to Merlo—Peach Woods—Productiveness

of Corn—Solemnities at the Cathedral—Question of Paraguay —

High Prices—Alarming Eeports—Calmness of Hernandez—Victory!

Prisoners — General Glorification —Eesolve to return to Brazil 192
CHAPTER X.

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