beastes as we perceved well bothe then by there
foteing there and also afterwardes in other places
by ther crye and brayeng* which we herde in the
night tyme. Also there be cunys, hares, guynia
cockes in mervelus numbre, a great dele fairer
and better then be oures, f silke wormes, and to
be shorte it is a thinge inspeakable, the comodi-
ties that be sene there and shalbe founde more
and more in this incomperable lande, never as
yet broken with plowe irons, bringing fourthe
all thinges according to his first nature, wherof ||
the eternall God endued yt.
About there howses they laboure and till there
ground, sowing there fildes with a grayn called
Mahis, wherof the [y] make there meale, and in
there gardens the [y] plant beans, gourdes, cowe-
kcumbers, citrons, peasen, and many other sim-
ples § and rootes unknon unto us. There spades
and mattockes be of wood, so well and fyttely
made as ys possible, which they make with certen
* P., rorynge.
f P. omits these and has silke wormes in merveylous number \ a
great dell fairer & better, then be our silk wormes.
|| P., wherewith. § V.,fruites.