The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 98 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
would take long to tell; danger, hunger,
storms and frost overtaking me often in
the open field and alone, and from which
through the mercy of God, Our Lord, I
escaped. For this reason I did not go out
trading in winter, it being the time when the
Indians themselves remain in their huts and
abodes, unable to go out or assist each other.
Nearly six years I spent thus in the coun-
try, alone among them and naked, as they
all were themselves.
The reason for remaining so long was
that I wished to take with me a Chris-
tian called Lope de Oviedo, who still lin-
gered on the island. The other compan-
ion, Alaniz, who remained with him after
Alonso del Castillo and Andres Dorantes
and all the others had gone, soon died, and
in order to get him (Oviedo) out of there, I
went over to the island every year, entreat-
ing him to leave with me and go, as well as
we could, in search-fGChristians. But year
after year he put it off to the year that was
to follow. In the end I got him to come,
took him away, and carried him across the
inlets and through four rivers on the coast,
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/98/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .