OSTRICHES IN THE DESERT
However, I was not altogether satisfied that another boa might not be lurking in the woods, and I determined to go as far as possible throughout our whole domain to set our fears at rest. We stayed a day or two at Falcon's Nest to put things straight, and then passed on to Prospect Hill. We found nothing to alarm us on the way, and at the farm our live-stock seemed very prosperous. Having stayed here a night, we decided to go on further the next day, and to explore what still remained unknown to us of the island.
We began our march at daylight, and, after having journeyed on for about two hours, I gave the signal for a halt. We had arrived at a pleasant spot, which commanded a far-reaching prospect, and was defended, on one side, by a thick pine forest, and on the other by the narrow defile