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force of tempests. Here I put in my canoe, and climbing a part of the rock, I could plainly discover land to the east, extending from south to north. I lay ll night in my canoe; and repeating my voyage early in the morning, I arrived in seven hours at the south-east point of New Holland. This confirmed me in the opinion I have long entertained, that the maps and charts place this country at least three degrees more to the east than it really is ; which thought I communicated many years ago to my worthy friend, Mr. Herman Moll, and gave him my reasons for it, although he hath rather chosen to follow other authors. I saw no inhabitants in the place where I landed, and being unarmed, I was afraid of venturing far into the country. I found some shell fish on the fhore, and cat them raw, not daring to kindle a fire for fear of being discovered by the natives. I continued three days feeding on oysters and limpits, to save my own provisions; and I fortunately found a brook of excellent water, which gave me great relief. - On the fourth day, venturing out early a little too far, I saw twenty or thirty natives upon a height, not above five hundred yards from me. They were stark-naked, men, women, and children, round a fire, as I could discover by the smoke. One of them spied me, and gave notice to the rest; five of them advanced towards me, leaving the women and children at the fire I made what haste I could to the shore, and getting into my canoe, shoved off: the savages observing me retreat, ran after me; and, before I could get far enough into the sea, discharged an arrow, which wounded me deeply on the infide of my left knee (I shall carry the mark to my grave). I apprehended the arrow might be poisoned, and paddling out of the reach of their darts (being a calm day) I made a shift to

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