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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...towards their ships. When, being at sea, there arose a sudden flaw of wind, which was not a little dangerous for their small boats; but as God would, they i577 Demeanour of the Esquimaux Captives. 119 came all safely aboard. And with these good news they returned, as before mentioned, into the Countess of Warwick's Sound, unto us. And between Jackman's Sound, from whence they came, and the Countess of Warwick's Sound, between land and land, being thought the narrowest place of the straits, were judged nine leagues over at the least, and Jackman's Sound being upon the southerland, lieth directly almost over against the Countess's Sound, as is reckoned scarce thirty leagues within the straits from the Queen's Cape, which is the entrance of the Straits of the Southerland. This cape being named Queen Elizabeth's Cape, standeth in the latitude of sixty-two degrees and a half to the northwards of Newfoundland, and upon the same continent, for anything that is yet known to the contrary. Having now got a woman captive for the comfort of our man, we brought them both together, and every man with silence desired to behold the manner of their meeting and entertainment, the which was more worth the beholding than can be well expressed by writing. At their first encountering they beheld each the other very wistly a good space, without speech or word uttered, with great change of colour and countenance, as though it seemed the grief and disdain of their captivity had taken away the use of their tongues and utterance. The woman at the first very suddenly, as though she disdained or regarded not the man, turned away and began to sing, as though she minded another matter; but being again brought together, the man broke up the silence first, and with stern and staid countena...
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