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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 236

Of the Kingdoms of Caldil and Bactria

On the other side of Cathay, the dominion of Magnus Khan, is the kingdom of Caldil; and whosoever shall go out of Cathay into the Greater or the Lesser India must needs pass through that kingdom. Great and delightful is that kingdom, and abundant are the fruits thereof. And fruits are got on (certain) trees therein, and when they are ripe, a lamb with wool is found inside in the middle thereof, both blood and flesh and bone; and that fruit is eaten and the lamb also. And I do not deem that marvel to be excessive, because it is known to me that in my own country birds grow on trees.25