Monday, September 7, 2009

Conquistadors as the Food

Again a passage from The Discovery and Conquest of Peru by Pedro de Cieza de Leon
This one on conquistadors being the food.

"Some died from illness, and others were bloated, and some were eaten by caymen in the rivers when they crossed from one side to the other. The mosquitoes bothered them considerably."

"They were continually dying, and the Spaniards and others were becoming ill, while they were crossing the rivers, the caymen were feeding on them to satiation."

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