Thursday, January 13, 2011

José de Acosta, Natural and Moral History of the Indies page 134

(Cross-posted from Commonplace)

Still more remarkable is the battle that the Indians have with whales, which is certainly a wonderful thing on the part of the Maker of all, to give people as weak as the Indians the skill and daring to attack the fiercest and most monstrous beast in the whole world and not only to battle him but to conquer and triumph so gallantly.