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 -  Continuing this course, we passed the port
formerly called the Retrete, and a country near which there were many
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Continuing This Course, We Passed The Port Formerly Called The Retrete, And A Country Near Which There Were Many Small Islands, Which The Admiral Called Las Barbas, But Which The Indians And Pilots Named The Territory Of The Cacique Pocorosa.

From thence we held on ten leagues farther to the east to the last land which we saw on

The continent, called Marmora[16]; and on Monday the 1st of May 1503, we stood to the northwards, having the wind and current from the east, which made us lay our course as near the wind as possible. Though all the pilots said we should be to the east of the Caribbee islands, yet the admiral feared we should not be able to make Hispaniola, as it afterwards proved. Upon Wednesday the 10th of May we were in sight of two very small low islands called Tortugas or the Tortoises, on account of the prodigious multitudes of these animals which so swarmed about these islands, and in the sea about them that they resembled rocks. On the Friday following, we came in sight about evening of that great cluster of islands on the coast of Cuba, called Jardin de la Reinas or the Queens Garden, about thirty leagues from the Tortugas. We came here to anchor about ten leagues from the coast of Cuba, full of trouble and perplexity; our men had now nothing to eat but biscuit, with some little oil and vinegar, and our ships were so worm-eaten and leaky, as to keep the people labouring at the pumps day and night.

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