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[244] wild beasts as did environ him, he bid him welcome; but not any of them would eat a bit with him, but put up all the remainder in baskets. . . .

Facsimile Illustration from Smith's ‘general History.’

At last they brought him to Meronocomoco,1 where was Powhatan, their emperor. Here more than two hundred of those grim courtiers stood wondering at

1 Sometimes called ‘Werawocomoco,’ supposed to be on the north side of Pamaunkee, now York River, at a place still called ‘Powhatan's Chimney.’

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