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[322] the Indians' bare feet a good way on the sands. At length we saw where they struck into the woods by the side of a pond.1 As we went to view the place, one said he thought he saw an Indian house among the trees, so went up to see. And here we and the shallop lost sight one of another till night, it being now about nine or ten o'clock: so we light2 upon a path, but saw no house, and followed a great way into the woods. At length we found where corn had been set, but not that year.

Anon we found a great burying-place, one part whereof was encompassed with a large palisado, like a churchyard with young spires,3 four or five yards long, set as close one by another as they could, two or three foot in the ground. Within, it was full of graves, some bigger, and some less. Some were also paled4 about, and others had like an Indian house made over them, but not matted. These graves were more sumptuous than those at Cornhill;5 yet we digged none of them up, but only viewed them, and went our way. Without the palisado were graves also, but not so costly. From this place we went and found more corn-ground, but not of this year. As we ranged, we light on four or five Indian houses which had been lately dwelt in; but they were uncovered, and had no mats about them, else they were like those we found at Cornhill, but had not been so lately dwelt in. There was nothing left but two or three pieces of old mats, and a little sedge-

1 Great Pond, in Eastham.

2 Lighted upon, or discovered.

3 Boughs, or tops of young trees.

4 Surrounded with palings.

5 An Indian grave, where they had found corn.

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