Next to Santiago and Talca it is the largest city in the central valley.
Say no more about it, pray, my dear captain; and tell me whether you think we are still far from Talca.
The port suffers from a dangerous bar at the mouth of the river, but is connected with Talca by rail and has a considerable trade.
We left Talca by the 7.30 train, Mr. Budge, who had business at Curico, accompanying us.
By starting early tomorrow we shall be by ten in the forenoon at the mountain of Amehisto, and two hours later at Talca.
It would be larger than Talca if it took in its suburb, Chilln Viejo.
Before reaching Talca we had to cross the Maule, a wide, deep river, with a swift current.
Sulphur is found in the volcanic regions of the north, but the principal mines are in the provinces of Talca.