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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 186

From that city men go over a river of fresh water four miles in breadth throughout the dominion of Magnus Khan, and that river flows through the land of the little men who are called pygmies, and in each of them there are not more than three man's hands in height, and they are fair and warrior-like according to their size, and they marry at the end of half a year of age, and the man who liveth eight years is holden very old. They do no work whatever, but have men like us in size labouring for them. And they are making a mock of these as we should of giants.