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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Small are their beards and their eyes; and it is commonly said that they are false, for they do not fulfil what they promise. And when anyone dies, they set a spear through him into the ground; and when he draws toward death, his family leave the house to him until he has done dying, and when he has done dying, they carry him out on the green and bury him.