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Narrative of Some Things of New Spain and of the Great City of Temestitan,1 México.
Written by a Companion of Hernan Cortes, The Anonymous Conqueror.
Edited by Alec Christensen



Chapter   1
Chapter   2
Chapter   3
Chapter   4
Chapter   5
Chapter   6
Chapter   7
Chapter   8
Chapter   9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24


THE great city of Temistitan, México, had and has many fair and broad streets, though among these are two or three pre-eminent. Of the remainder half of each one is of hard earth like a pavement, and the other half is by water, so that they leave in their barks and canoes, which are of wood hollowed out, although some of them are large enough to hold commodiously five persons. The inhabitants go for a stroll some in canoes, and others along the land, and keep up conversations. Besides there are other principal streets entirely of water, and all the travel is by barks and canoes, as I have said, and without these they could neither leave their houses, nor return to them, and all the other towns being on the lake in the sweet water are established in the same way.

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