The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 94 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
guages spoken on the island; those of one
language are called Capoques, those of the
other Han. They have the custom, when
they know each other and meet from time to
time, before they speak, to weep for half an
hour. After they have wept the one who
receives the visit rises and gives to the other
all he has. The other takes it, and in a little
while goes away with everything. Even
sometimes, after having given and obtained
all, they part without having uttered a word.
There are other very queer customs, but
having told the principal ones and the most
striking, I must now proceed to relate what
further happened to us.
A FTER Dorantes and Castillo had
come back to the island, they gath-
ered together all the Christians, who
were somewhat scattered, and there were in
all fourteen. I, as told, was in another
place, on the mainland, whither my Indians
had taken me and where I suffered from
such a severe illness that, although I might
otherwise have entertained some hope for
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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/m1/94/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .