We talked together for a while, for he could speak broken English, and I understood a little Portugee, and he told me that his name was Jose Silvestre, and that he had a place near Delagoa Bay.
"Yes, Jose Silvestre, or rather his skeleton and a little skin.
His name was Jose da Silvestra, and he lived three hundred years ago.
The original rag is at my home in Durban, together with poor Dom Jose's translation, but I have the English rendering in my pocket- book, and a facsimile of the map, if it can be called a map.
"I, Jose da Silvestra, who am now dying of hunger in the little cave here no snow is on the north side of the nipple of the southernmost of the two mountains I have named Sheba's Breasts, write this in the year 1590 with a cleft bone upon a remnant of my raiment, my blood being the ink.
[*] Eu Jose da Silvestra que estou morrendo de fome na pequena cova
"No; they can't come yet, and Jose
is strong and brutal, and I have heard how ill you are.
Para conocer mas en extenso la figura paterna y vislumbrar algunos detalles de la biografia de Jose, los estudiosos deben recurrir a los evangelios apocrifos.
?Quien era Jose? Era descendiente del rey David, un varon justo, virtuoso, no precisamente un viejo, de acuerdo a los estandares actuales; hay que recordar que la esperanza de vida en la antiguedad era diferente, de ahi que un hombre que pasara de los 40 anos pudiera ser considerado un anciano.
This reception area, with a narra round table and a Julie Lluch terra-cotta bust of Jose
pedestaled on a corner, is occasionally turned into a social hall or conference room that's now historic for the prominent political and literary personages that had congregated around its table.