This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1827. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... onerfalsified, and the other being the true account. The sea was very smooth and many of the saillors went in it to bathe, saw many dories and other fish. Wednesday, Sept. 26th. Continued their course W. till the afternoon, then SW. and discovered that what they had taken for land was nothing but clouds. Sailed, day and night, thirtyone leagues; reckoned to the crew twenty-four. The sea was like a river, the air soft and mild. Thursday, Sept. 27th. Continued their course W. and sailed, day and night, twenty-four leagues, reckoned to the crew twenty. Saw many dories, and killed one. Saw a tropic bird. Friday, Sept. 28th. Continued their course West, and sailed, day and night with calms, fourteen leagues, reckoned thirteen; met with a few weeds; caught two dories, and the other vessels more. Saturday, Sept. 29th. Continued their course W. and sailed twenty-four leagues; reckoned to the crew twenty-one. On account of calms made little progress this day. Saw a bird called Rabihorcado, which forces the pelicans to disgorge what they have swallowed, and then devours it; this is its only way of providing food; it is a marine bird, but never alights at sea, nor goes twenty leagues from land; there are many of them in the Cape Verd islands. Afterwards there came two pelicans. The air was soft and refreshing, and the Admiral says nothing was wanting but the singing of the nightingale; the sea smooth as a river. Three times ihey saw three pelicans, and a Itabihorcado. Many weeds appeared. Sunday, Sept. 30th. Continued their course W. and sailed day and night in calms, fourteen leagues; reckoned eleven. Four tropic-birds came to the ship, which is a very clear sign of land, for so many birds of one sort together, show that they are not straying about having lost th...
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