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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles DARWIN



"At the place where we slept water necessarily boiled, from the diminished pressure of the atmosphere, at a lower temperature...[h]ence the potatoes, after remaining for some hours in the boiling water, were nearly as hard as ever....I found out this, by overhearing my two companions discussing the cause, they had come to the simple conclusion, "that the cursed pot [which was a new one] did not choose to boil potatoes." - Voyage of the Beagle