The Story

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1493

Columbus writes from Hispaniola, and
describes how the natives keep warm
with spicy meats cooked slow on a
platform above a fire.

In those islands, where there are
lofty mountains, the cold was very
keen there, this winter, but they
endured it by being accustomed
thereto, and by the help of meats
which they eat with many and
inordinately hot spices…