While Continuing Our Course On The 24th About 8 O'clock, Some Boats Came
Off To Us Bringing Small Soft Eggs Without Shells, And Made Signs That
We Might Have Fresh Water And Goats By Going On Shore.
As the master
judged this might be the river of which we were in search, we cast
anchor and sent our boat on shore with a person who knew the river.
coming near the shore he perceived that it was not the river, and came
therefore back again, and went along shore by the help of sails and
oars, upon which we weighed and sailed likewise along shore. Being now
13 leagues past the cape, the master observed a place which he believed
might be the river, when we were in fact two miles past it. At this time
the boat came off to the ship, reporting that there was no river; yet we
came to anchor, after which the master and I went in the boat with five
men, and on coming near the shore he saw that it was the river for which
he sought. We then rowed in with much difficulty, the entrance being
very much obstructed by a heavy surf. After entering, several boats came
off to us, informing us by signs that they had elephants teeth, and
brought us one of 8 pounds and a small one only one pound weight, both
of which we bought. Then they brought some other teeth to the river
side, giving us to understand by signs that they would sell them to us
if we came next day.
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