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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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The riding of Magnus Khan here below. When Magnus Khan travels from one of his countries into another he sends one of his armies a day's journey before him, and an army on each side of him, and an army in his rear. And he himself goes in a chariot made of the wood which is called lignum aloes, and which comes into that country on one of the streams of Paradise, and on the outside are plates of gold full of precious stones, and there are four elephants and four steeds under the chariot drawing it, and five or six lords on horseback around the chariot on every side, so that no one in the world may come near it save one for whom the king should ask. And in like manner the emperor's heir travels; and it were a marvel to tell what folk there are in that country.