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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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It is possible to go from that city to a monastery of monks that is hard by, and vast is the honour and wealth of that monastery. And when its congregation eat their portion


one of the monks comes and collects all their leavings and takes them with him to the gate of the garden of the monastery, wherein are many noble trees. Then he strikes a bell of silver, and to him come all the animals that are therein, both bird, and bee, and beast, and eat that food out of a vessel of silver. And when the monk strikes the bell again every one of these creatures goes to the place from whence it came.