"From the time of their setting out from Gravesend they were very long at sea, to wit, above two months, and never touched any land until they came to part of the West Indies about Cape Breton, shaping their course north-eastwards until they came to the island of Penguin, which is very full of rocks and stones, whereon they went and found it full of great fowls, white and grey, as big as geese, and they saw infinite numbers of their eggs. They drove a great number of the fowls into their boats upon their sails, and took up many of their eggs; the fowls they flayed and their skins were like honeycombs full of holes being flayed off. They dressed and ate them and found them to be very good and nourishing meat..."
"We followed the [Newfoundland] coast to the south, with weather fair and clear. We had sight of an island named Penguin, of a fowl there breeding in abundance, almost incredible, which cannot fly, their wings not being able to carry their body, being very large (not much less than a goose) and exceeding fat, which the Frenchmen use to take without difficulty upon that island, and to barrel them up with salt."
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