One day, when I was oppressed by cold, I found
a fire which had been left by some wandering beggars, and was overcome with delight at the warmth I experienced from it.
There had been some barley and wheat together; but, to my great disappointment, I found
afterwards that the rats had eaten or spoiled it all.
Here and there I found
traces of the little people in the shape of rare fossils broken to pieces or threaded in strings upon reeds.
As soon as the coloured people found
out that he could read, a newspaper was secured, and at the close of nearly every day's work this young man would be surrounded by a group of men and women who were anxious to hear him read the news contained in the papers.
Joe Harper study- ing a Testament, and turned sadly away from the de- pressing spectacle.
When the man awoke and found
that he had been sleeping, he was grieved at heart, and said, 'She has no doubt been here and driven away again, and it is now too late for me to save her.
Searching further he found
a little memorandum book richly bound; this Don Quixote asked of him, telling him to take the money and keep it for himself.
he was an old sailor, kept a public-house, knew all the seafaring men in Bristol, had lost his health ashore, and wanted a good berth as cook to get to sea again.
Before he went, he had left all his money and other things of value with me, and what to do with them I did not know, but I secured them as well as I could, and locked up the lodgings and went to him, where I found
him very ill indeed; however, I persuaded him to be carried in a litter to the Bath, where there was more help and better advice to be had.
that he was imprisoned in a subterranean chamber amply large enough to have accommodated a dozen or more of the huge animals such as the one that had dragged him thither.
And this time he was not called back by the Queen, but although he reached South America and sailed up the Orinoco and the Caroni he "returned a beggar and withered"* without having found
the fabled city.
Here we found
many more verses on many more sheets of paper in the same hand-writing.