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They Say, That In The Island Of Muljan, Between Serendib And Cala, On The Eastern Shore Of The Indies, There Are Negroes Who Go Quite Naked; And When They Meet A Stranger They Hang Him Up By The Heels And Slice Him Into Pieces, Which They Eat Quite Raw.

These negroes, who have no king, feed chiefly on fish, mousa, cocoa nuts, and sugar canes.

It is reported, that in some parts of this sea, there is a small kind of fish which flies above the water, and is called the sea locust; that in another part, there is a fish which, leaving the sea, gets up into the cocoa nut trees, and having drained them of their juices, returns to the sea; and it is added, that there is a fish like a lobster or crab, which petrifies as soon as it is taken out of its element, and that when pulverized it is a good remedy for several diseases of the eyes. They say also, that near Zabage there is a volcanic mountain which cannot be approached, which sends forth a thick smoke by day, and throws out flames at night; at the foot of which are two springs of fresh water, one hot and the other cold.

The Chinese are dressed in silk garments, both in summer and winter, and this dress is common both to the prince and peasant. In winter, they wear drawers of a particular make, which reach to their feet, and of these, they put on two, three, four, five, or more, one over the other, if they can afford it; and are very careful to be covered quite down to their feet, because of the damps, which are very great, and of which they are extremely apprehensive.

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