CHAP. XIII. .BLUSHING. 317 Forster says that " you may easily distinguish a spread- ing blush" on the cheeks of the fairest women in Ta- hiti.12 The natives also of several of the other archi- pelagoes in the Pacific have been seen to blush. Mr. Washington Matthews has often seen a blush on the faces of the young squaws belonging to various wild Indian tribes of North America. At the opposite ex- tremity of the continent in Tierra del'Fuego, the natives, according to Mr. Bridges, " blush much, but chiefly in regard to women; but they certainly blush also at their own personal appearance." This latter statement agrees with what I remember of the Fuegian, Jemmy Button, who blushed when he was quizzed about the care which he took in polishing his shoes, and in otherwise adorn- ing himself. With respect to the Aymara Indians on the lofty plateaus of Bolivia, Mr. Forbes says,13 that from the colour of their skins it is impossible that their blushes should be as clearly visible as in the white races; still under such circumstances as would raise a blush in us, " there can always be seen the same expression of modesty or confusion; and even in the dark, a rise of temperature of the skin of the face can be felt, exactly as occurs in the European." With the Indians who in- 12 J. R. Forster, ' Observations during a Voyage round the World,' 4to, 1778, p. 229. Waitz gives (' Introduction to Anthropology,' Eng. translat. 1863, vol. i. p. 135) references for other islands in the Pacific. See, also, Dampier ' On the Blushing of the Tunquinese ' (vol. ii. p. 40); but I have not consulted this work. Waitz quotes Bergmaiin, that the Kalmucks do not blush, but this may be doubted after what we have seen with respect to the Chinese. He also quotes Both, who denies that the Abyssinians are capable of blushing. Unfortunately, Capt. Speedy, who lived so long with the Abyssinians, has not answered my inquiry on this head. Lastly, I must add that the Bajah Brooke has never observed the least sign of a blush with the Dyaks of Borneo; on the contrary under circumstances which would excite a blush in us, they assert " that they feel the blood drawn from their faces." u Transact, of the Ethnological Soc. 1870, vol. ii. p. 16.