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The Voyage of the Hui Corra (Author: Unknown)

section 36

‘What thing art thou, O man?’ say the crew.


‘A wretched man going with you on his pilgrimage’, says he. ‘Thou shalt not come’, say they, ‘and thou fierce, stark-naked.’

‘Say not that, O warriors’, quoth he, ‘for God's sake. Refuse me not, and I will make for you merriment of mind and nature, and your act of devotion will not be the less.’