29th March 1833

East Falkland Island
The English Schooner will not conveniently carry all the Frenchmen of the wreck; The Captain offered to carry some, & today three of her officers came on board.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
Speaking to Simon myself one day about the indiscriminate slaughter of cattle which I had heard took place occasionally, he told me that the gauchos used sometimes to kill them for their tongues only, and, perhaps, a steak or two, for 'asado' (meat roasted on a stick), without taking the trouble to skin them; being too great epicures in their way to feast twice upon the same animal.

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