238 INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL.
me to live in such a country. The hacienda was
in an unusually pretty situation. Opposite was a
long line of hills; the sun was setting, and it was
precisely the hour and the scene for a country ram-
ble ; but the owner of thousands of acres could nev-
er diverge from the beaten path without bringing
these pests upon him.
I returned to the house, where the major domo
kindly provided me with warm water for a bath,
which cooled the fever of my blood. At night, for
the first time in the country, we had at one end of
the room the hammocks of the women, but this was
not so bad as ants or garrapatas.