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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Of the Isles of Samaber and Java

Hard by the island called Lamar is the island called Samaber (Sumatra), and good is that island, and the gentlemen put a mark with a red (hot) iron on their faces, for then they think that they will be noble in the world. And there are constant wars between them and the naked folk of whom we have already spoken.