There was shewn to them an island full of men, and they a-wailing and shrieking and making great moan. Jet black birds with beaks of fire and real, fiery talons a-mangling them and burning them, and taking the full of their beaks and talons out of them.
What be ye, O men? say the pilgrims.
Dishonest braziers and smiths are we, they reply;
p.55and our tongues are blazing in our heads as a penalty for every one's shame by reason of our handiwork.