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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 153

There is a pool of water on one side of that church into which those pilgrims cast many precious stones and much gold as an offering to that god, and when the church needs them, they are taken out of the pool and applied to the service of the church. And on the feast-days that are there the people gather to the church, and they set the idol as an honour to it in the chariot, and many precious stones and goodly things around it in the chariot, and the people follow it thenceforward. Pilgrims go and lie down under the chariot, so that the legs and arms of some of them are broken and others of them are killed; and they think that the more evil that they suffer in that place the more honour they will have in the other world.