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The Voyage of the Hui Corra (Author: Unknown)

section 64

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;


‘and our tongues are blazing in our heads as a penalty for every one's shame by reason of our handiwork.’