stones, oister shelles, and mustelles,* wherwith
the [y] make also ther bowes and smale lances,
and cutt and pullishe all sortes of woodes that
they employe abowt there buldinges and neces-
sarye use. There grovith [also] many walnuttrees
hazel trees and smale chery trees verry faire and
great, and generally we have sene there of the
same symples and herbes that we have in Fraunce
and of like goodnes savour and tast. The people
are verry good archers and of great strenght;
there bowe strynges are made of lether and there
arrowes of reades which the [y] do hedd with the
teathe of certen ffishes.
As we [nowe] demaunded of them for a cer-
ten towne called Sevola,f wherof some have
wrytten not to be farr from thence, and to be scit-
uate within the lande and towardes the southe
sea, || they shewed us by signes which we under-
stode well enough, that they might go thither
* Mussels : P., muscles.
f P., concernyng the land called Sevola. On Cibola in Northern
Mexico, see Woodbury Lowery, The Spanish Settlements in the
United States, 1515-61, p. 267, New York, 1901; and G. P.Win-
ship, The Coronado Expedition, Smithsonian Institution, 1906.
|| P., the Sea called the South Sea.