Travelling from thence through many cities, I came at length to a city called Caitan or Zaiton, in which the minorite friars have two places of abode, unto which I transported the bones of the dead friars formerly mentioned, who suffered martyrdom for the faith of Christ. In this city, which is twice as long as Bologna, there are abundance of provisions, and it contains many monasteries of religious persons, who are devoted to the worship of idols. I was in one of these monasteries, which was said to contain 3000 religious men, and 11,000 idols, one of the smallest of which was as large as our St Christopher. These religious men feed their idols daily, serving up a banquet of good things before them, smoking hot, and they affirm that their gods are refreshed and fed by the steam of the victuals, which are afterwards carried away, and eaten up by the priests.
 Otherwise Mangi, or Southern China.—E.
 This place, which on the margin is corrected by
the equally unknown
name of Ceuskala, was probably Canton; but having endeavoured to
explain the distorted names of places in China, in the travels of
Marco Polo, it is unnecessary to resume the almost impossible task in
these much less interesting, and perhaps fabricated travels of
 Oderic here means pelicans, called alca-trarzi
by the Spaniards.
 Called in p. 404. Carchan.—E.
Of the City of Fuko, or Foquien.