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GUNS FIRED ON NEARING GOA.
For the rest, all the armies and fleets coming from the south towards Goa, at the conclusion of their voyages, as soon as they double a Cape, called Capo de Ramos, twelve leagues from Goa, fire all their cannon as a sign of rejoicing, as being then safe from the piratesathis Cape being the boundary separating Malabar from Dealcan. In like manner those that come from the north, when they have sighted las Islas Quemados, at twelve leagues from Goa, for then are they out of danger.1
1 Islas Queimadas, or Ilheos Queimados, the a burnt islandsa, small desert islands off Goa, to the north. V. Le Blanc (i, 95) says the same, probably copying Pyrard.
A Carrack (after Tandyclc).A Carrack (after Tandyclc).