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DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS. Ill
coiidemiicd liim to bo chained for life to that stone.
A more particuhir account for wliich I am in- debted to Drahman, Avho gleaned the particulars from some of the old natives of that locality makes it appear that, two or three hundred years ago, a vessel having been wrecked off the coast of Djodjokarta, the whole of the crew were lost except this man, who was picked up half dead on the shore by some fishermen, who took him to one of their huts, and succeeded in restoring him to hfe.
The news that a wliite man had been found under such mclunclioly circumstances soon spread t"ai' aixl wide, and uiuubfi's flocked to the lisher- niaii's hut, in order to catch a glimpse of a siglit more uncommon in those days than ikjw. The Sidtan of MatariMiii who then reigui'd was a very cruel, suspicions, and despotic man. Hearing of the cui'iositv nianife-^ted l)v tlie natives, and fear-