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CHAPTER XIV.

Great Range composed of Boulder Clay—Daraily-Lost on the Savan-

nahs --Jamaily—A Deer-hunter's Family– Totagalpa — Walls

covered with Cement and Whitewashed-Ocotal—The Valley of

Depilto-Silver MineGeology of the Valley --Glacial Drift-

The Glacial Period in Central America-Evidence that the Ice

extended to the TropicsScarcity of Gold in the Valley Gravels

-Difference of the Mollusca on the East and West Coast of the

Isthmus of Darien-The Refuge of the Tropical American Animals

and Plants during the Glacial Period— The Lowering of the Sea

Level—The Land Shells of the West Indian Islands-—The Malay

Archipelago - Easter Island-Atlantis–Traditions of the Deluge. 247

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