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Book IV: the strange voyage of Cabeza de Vaca. (A. D. 1528-1533.) These extracts are taken from The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca, translated by Buckingham Smith, Washington, 1851, pp. 30-99. See, also, Henry Kingsley's Tales of Old Travel. I.—The strange voyage. [Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca sailed for Florida in June, 1527, as treasurer of a Spanish armada, or armed fleet. In Cuba they encountered a hurricane, which delayed them; but they at last reached the coast of Florida in February, 1528, probably landing at what is now called Charlotte harbor. A portion of the party left their ships, and marched into the interior, reaching a region which they called Apalache, probably in what is now Alabama. Then they were driven back to the seashore, amid great hardships, losing one-third of their number before they reached Aute, now the Bay of St. Mark's. Near this they came to the sea; and here the narrative begins.] It was a piteous and painful thing to witness the perple