The Famous Voyage Of Sir Francis Drake Into The South Sea, And Therehence About The Whole Globe Of The Earth, Begun In The Year Of Our Lord 1577 Narrative By Francis Pretty
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Which Being A-Doing, There Came Down Of The
Country Certain Of The People Naked, Saving Only About Their Waist The
Skin Of Some Beast, With The Fur Or Hair On, And Something Also
Wreathed On Their Heads.
Their faces were painted with divers colours,
and some of them had on their heads the similitude of horns, every man
his bow, which was an ell in length, and a couple of arrows.
very agile people and quick to deliver, and seemed not to be ignorant
in the feats of wars, as by their order of ranging a few men might
appear. These people would not of a long time receive anything at our
hands; yet at length our General being ashore, and they dancing after
their accustomed manner about him, and he once turning his back
towards them, one leaped suddenly to him, and took his cap with his
gold band off his head, and ran a little distance from him, and shared
it with his fellow, the cap to one and the band to the other. Having
despatched all our business in this place, we departed and set sail.
And immediately upon our setting forth we lost our canter, which was
absent three or four days; but when our General had her again, he took
out the necessaries, and so gave her over, near to the Cape of Good
Hope. The next day after, being the 20th of June, we harboured
ourselves again in a very good harborough, called by Magellan, Port
St. Julian, where we found a gibbet standing upon the main; which we
supposed to be the place where Magellan did execution upon some of his
disobedient and rebellious company.
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