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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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On the east side of Cathay is an ancient city on which the Tartars have built a new different city wherein there are twelve gates with a mile between every two of them. And in it Magnus Canus hath a great palace whose wall is two miles in circumference, and within are many palaces. And in the garden of that palace is a great hill on the top of which stands another palace, and round that hill is abundance of noble trees which produce many good fruits and on which are wondrous birds. And when Magnus Can goes to take the air he brings with his band as many as he likes of those birds and fruits, and without leaving the palace.