1. But that which was most sad and lamentable was that in two or three months’ time, half of their company died, wanting houses and other comforts; being infected with the scurvy and other diseases, which this long voyage and their inaccommodate condition had brought upon them; so as there died sometimes two or three of a day, in the foresaid time; that of one hundred and odd persons, scarce fifty remained.

2. But after they had sailed the course about half a day, they fell amongst dangerous shoals and roaring breakers, and they were so far entangled therewith as they conceived themselves in great danger; and the wind shrinking upon them withal, they resolved to bear up again for the Cape, and thought themselves happy to get out of those dangers before night ovetook them, as by God’s providence they did.

3. At length they understood by discourse with him that he was not of these parts, but belonged to the eastern parts,where some English ships came to fish, with whom he was acquainted, and could name sundry of them by their names, amongst whom he had got his language.

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