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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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I and my fellows were a year and a quarter and a month along with him while he was waging war on the king of Manci. We had a great description of him before we came to him, but it was a thousand times greater after we were acquainted with him, and had we not seen him himself we never should have believed in his excellence and wealth. Howbeit the food and drink of the west of the world is more honourable and better than their food, for they eat the flesh of every animal, and after their meals they wipe their hands on the lower parts of their shirts, and they drink the milk of every kind of beast.