The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Companions From Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 27 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
mass. One hour after' my departure the
sea became very rough and the north wind
blew so fiercely that neither did the boats
dare to land, nor could they beach the ves-
sels, since the wind was blowing from the
shore. They spent that day and Sunday
greatly distressed by two contrary storms
and much rain, until nightfall. Then the
rain and storm increased in violence at the
village, as well as on the sea, and all the
houses and the churches fell down, and we
had to go about, seven or eight men locking
arms at a time, to prevent the wind from
carrying us off, and under the trees it was
hot less dangerous than among the houses,
for as they also were blown down we were
in danger of being killed beneath them. In
this tempest and peril we wandered about
all night, without finding any part or place
Where we might feel safe for half an hour.
In this plight we heard, all night long and
especially after midnight, a great uproar, the
Sound of many voices, the tinkling of little
bells, also flutes and tambourines and other.
instruments, the most of which noise lasted
until morning, when the storm ceased.
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Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, active 16th century & Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse, 1840-1914. The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Companions From Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3001/m1/27/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .