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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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There is a false god covered with gold and precious stones in the church of Saint Thomas, and men go to it in pilgrimage from afar. And from love of their false god, the pilgrims cut off a portion of their limbs, and others come to it with kneeling and bowing of their heads at every third step from the time they leave their home till they reach that god.