Being now come to the latitude of 30 degrees, we resolved to put into the first trading port we should come at; and standing in for the shore, a boat came of two leagues to us with an old Portuguese
pilot on board, who, knowing us to be an European ship, came to offer his service, which, indeed, we were glad of and took him on board; upon which, without asking us whither we would go, he dismissed the boat he came in, and sent it back.
I have never showed it to anybody yet except to a drunken old Portuguese
trader who translated it for me, and had forgotten all about it by the next morning.
I first visited the forest in which these Planariae were found, in company with an old Portuguese
priest who took me out to hunt with him.