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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 7

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 227,983 / 639 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Categories: G, V, D
Downloads: 1,221
Added to site: 2004.11.12
mnybks.net#: 8990
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, History
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the south they came to the country of the Buques, a poor and barbarous people feeding on the spawn of fish, who are much oppressed by the kings of the inland tribes. Passing the river _Mane_[10], that of _Saume_[11] in 20 15'; Manoputa in 20 30', where they first heard of the Portuguese; Isango in 21; Terrir in 21 30'; the seven islands of Elizabeth in 22; they came on the 11th of July into the port of _St Felix_[12] in 22, where they heard again of the Portuguese of whom they were in search, from Dissamuta the king of that part of the country. On offering a silver chain at this place for some provisions, the natives gave it to an old woman to examine if it was genuine, and she informed the Portuguese that at the distance of three days journey there was an island inhabited a long while before by a white people dressed like the Portuguese and wearing crosses hanging from their necks, who lived by rapine and easily took whatever they wanted, as they w

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