The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 78 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
giants to us. They stood still close to the
first ones, near where we were.
We could not defend ourselves, as there
were scarcely three of us who could stand on
their feet. The inspector and I stepped for-
ward and called them. They came, and we
tried to quiet them the best we could and
save ourselves, giving them beads and bells.
Each Q^.of them gaue me an arrow in token
of friendships and by signs they gave us to
inderstand that on the following morning
they would come back with food, as then
they had none.
HE next day, at sunrise, which was
the hour the Indians had given us-
to understand, they came as prom-
ised and brought us plenty of fish and some
roots which they eat that taste like nuts,
some bigger, some smaller, most of which
are taken out of the water with muchl
In the evening they returned and brought
us more fish and some of the same rootsr
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Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez. 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/m1/78/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .