South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
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great misfortune, a great storm arose next night, by which all their
ships were driven on shore - Page 280
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But To Their Great Misfortune, A Great Storm Arose Next Night, By Which All Their Ships Were Driven On Shore And Wrecked, And All Their Goods Which Came To Land Were Seized By The Troops Of This Great Lord, Who Had Come Down With His Army To See The Sea.

[Footnote 151:

It is not easy to say whether the author means to express that Negapatam is this great city 72 miles from Ceylon, or if he refers to another city 72 miles from Negapatam. - E.]

SECTION XIII.

_Of Saint Thome and other places._

Following my voyage from Negapatam 150 miles towards the east, I came to the house of the blessed apostle St Thomas[152], which is a church held in great devotion, and is even much reverenced by the Gentiles, for the great miracles which they have heard were performed by that holy apostle. Near to this church the Portuguese have built a city, which stands in the country that is subject to the king of Bijanagur. Though not large, this city, in my judgment, is the handsomest in all that part of India, having many good houses with fine gardens in the environs. The streets are large and in straight lines, with many well frequented churches; and the houses are built contiguous, each having a small door, so that every house is sufficiently defensible by the Portuguese against the natives. The Portuguese have no other property here beyond their houses and gardens, as the sovereignty, together with the customs on trade, belong to the king of Bijanagur.

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