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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Hard by is an island called Salnasé and some men call it Paté. Great is this kingdom and there are many beautiful cities in it, and there are trees in it whereon there grows meal white, odorous, of good savour. 'Tis thus that they hew this tree, round about near the earth, and vessels are put round about it, and thick juice drops out of it, and this is dried in the sun or in the wind, and then it is put to be ground, and it be comes a bright white flour without defect. And wine and oil come in the same manner out of the trees of that island. And there are other trees there in which poison is found in like manner, and whoever takes that poison cannot be cured save by drinking the leaves of that tree on water or on wine.