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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Hard by that is an island named Sila, in whose circumference are eight hundred miles, and the wild beasts allow only a little of it to be inhabited. There is a hill there with a lake at its foot. This is the hill on which they say that Adam and Eve were for a hundred years performing penance, and they say that it was of the tears which they wept together that that lake was made. At a certain time of the year the king of that country gives leave to poor men to gather the precious stones of that lake in honour of Adam.