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A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland

In The Year 1699

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Author: William Dampier
Published: 1729
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,258 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 833
Added to site: 2005.04.30
mnybks.net#: 10211
Genre: Travel
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ith the scurvy, which was likely to increase upon them and disable them, and was promoted by the brackish water they took in last for boiling their oatmeal. It was now also towards the latter end of the dry season; when I might not probably have found water so plentifully upon digging at that part of New Holland as when I was there before in the wet season. And then, considering the time also that I must necessarily spend in getting in to the shore through such shoals as I expected to meet with; or in going about to avoid them; and in digging of wells when I should come hither: I might very well hope to get to Timor and find fresh water there as soon as I could expect to get it at New Holland; and with less trouble and danger.

On the 8th of September therefore, shaping our course for Timor, we were in latitude 15 degrees 37 minutes. We had 26 fathom coarse sand; and we saw one whale. We found them lying most commonly near the shore or in shoal water. This day we also saw some small white clouds; the first

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