He sat in a cane chair, on his verandah, bathed in the light of the bright moon, while fireflies flashed across the velvety darkness cast by tall trees under a brilliantly starry sky. High overhead, there were alcoves or galleries actually stuffed with splendid gold objects, vessels, chains, chalices, in- signia, and shields and plates engraved with the strange hiero- glifoos. Bleak foothills of the chapada and the barren scrub of the catinga, and miles of marsh and swamp bar the way to the "White Mountains", where, say the Indians, live a race of superior white beings. I hired a guide and was about to ride towards the catadupa cataract , and, thence, go on to the coquUombo log hut of the fugitive blacks, when a malignant fever seized me and brought me to death's door. Others who have gone on the trail of these dead cities have died of mysterious diseases, or been stricken with inexplicable blindness, or met dire misfortune. They went on foot to the top, and observed that the road was furnished with snares for wild beasts murdtos. In the year , or , this expedition had quitted Obidos, in Brazil, bound for an unknown country in the Brazilian sertao.
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