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0316 Marco Polo : vol.1
Marco Polo : vol.1 / Page 316 (Color Image)

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    ERE HE TELLS OF THE CITY OF PINGIU. When one leaves the city of

   FB   Lingiu he goes riding three days journeys by midday, and all the way

   FB L   finds cities and villages enough which are rich and good. They are all

L Z VB FB in the province of Catai, and the people are •everywhere idolaters and also have their dead

  •  bodies burnt. And they are subject to the rule of the great Kaan; and so are the others FB FB of whom I have told you above. And their money is of notes of the great Kaan, of z y whom it all is. And there is also the best hunting and hawking both of wild beasts and FB of birds that is in all the world. And they have great abundance of all the things FB VB for life. And at the end of these said three days journeys one finds a city which is FB VB called Pingiu which is very fair and great and noble, and a city of great trade and of FB v great industry. And they have silk in very great abundance. And this city is at VB the entry of the great province of Mangi, and is a very fair and delectable land, and at this town the merchants load the carts with many goods and carry them to

  •  Mangi through many cities and villages; so that it is a city which pays great profit to the great Kaan. There is nothing else which does to mention, and therefore we shall leave it and tell you [bib] of another city which is called Ciugiu, which is also to the midday.

  • 138 •   ERE HE TELLS OF THE CITY OF CIUGIU. And when one sets out from the

L FB TA   said city of Pingiu he goes riding •through Catai two days journeys by

  •                midday through very beautiful country abounding in all fruits and wealthy

L v in all good things, where there is very good hunting enough of all kinds of wild FB beasts and of birds. And at the end of these two days journeys one finds the city of FB Ciugiu which is very great and rich and noble both in trade and in crafts. The people z FB of it are idolaters and have their dead bodies burnt in the fire. And their money is vB v v of notes of the great Kaan, and they are subject to the rule of the great Kaan. And this city is in a fair province, and it has exceedingly beautiful plains and beautiful VB fields and they have great abundance of all good fruits and of wheat and of all grains, but other things which it does to mention there are none. And so we will leave it

  •  and go forward and will tell you of other lands in front. And when one leaves this FB town of Ciugiu he goes riding quite three' days marches by midday where one FB finds beautiful country and beautiful villages and beautiful hamlets and beautiful

L FB z farms very well cultivated. both of lands and of fields,2 with beautiful hunting and chase z FB TA FB enough, and they have .great abundance of wheat and of all grains, as those above. . And FB they are idolaters and are subject to the great Kaan. And their money they have of


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