The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 79 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
and they brought their women and children.
to look at us. They thought themselves,
very rich with the little bells and beads we.
gave them, and thereafter visited us daily
with the same things as before. As we saw
ourselves provided with fish, roots, water-
and the other things we had asked for, we.
Concluded to embark again and continue our
We lifted the barge out of te sand into
which it had sunk (for which purposem
we all had to take off our clothes) and had
great work to set her afloat, as our condi-
tion was such that much lighter things
Would have given us trouble.
Then we embarked. Two crossbow shots
frorn shore a wave swept over us, we all got
Wet, and being naked and the cold very
great, the oars dropped out of our hands..
The next wave overturned the barge. The
inspector and two others clung to her to
Save themselves, but the contrary happened ;
they got underneath the barge and were
The shore being very rough, the sea took
the others and thrust them, half dead, on the-
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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/m1/79/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .