twen his two brethern [whiche were] goodly
men [&] well shapen and of wonderfull shewe
of activetie, having about there heddes and
heare,* which was trussed up of a height, a kinde
of heare of some wilde beast died redd, gatherd
and wrought together with great cunyng, and
wrethed and facioned after the forme of a die-
deme. One of them had hanging at his necke a
littell round plate of redd copper well pollished,
with an other lesser of silver in the myddst of
yt (as ye shall se) and at his eare a littell plate of
copper wherwithe they use to scrape f and take
awaye the sweat from their bodies. They shewed
unto us that there was grett store of this mettall
within the cuntry, abowt five or six jurnaies||
from thence, bothe on the southe and nourthe
side of the same river, and that they went thither
in there boates, which boates they make but of
one pece of a tree working yt hollowe§ so cun-
yngly and fyttely, that they put in one of these
thus shapen boates or rather great troughes, xv
* P., one haire. f P., strype.
|| P., dayes iorney. The French original doubtless had journees.
§ P., whole.