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Of the Unfortunate fate of a certain fleet from which thirty companions were cast ashore in Tierra Firme and, for lack of food, ate each other until from the thirty only three remained alive; all of which happened as now will be succinctly related.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035406
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0014
Of the Unfortunate fate of a certain fleet from which thirty companions were cast ashore in Tierra Firme and, for lack of food, ate each other until from the thirty only three remained alive; all of which happened as now will be succinctly related.

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This chapter relates the unfortunate fate of a certain fleet from which thirty companions were cast ashore in Tierra Firme and, for lack of food, ate each other until from the original thirty only three remained alive.

Keywords: fate; fleet; companions; Tierra Firme; food

Chapter.  96 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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