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Gulliver's Travels
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Cape of Good Hope
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • We had a very prosperous gale, till we arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, where we landed for fresh water; but discovering a leak, we unshipped our goods and wintered there; for the captain falling sick of an ague, we could not leave the Cape till the end of March.
  • But meeting a trade-wind two days after I came on board him, we sailed southward a long time, and coasting New Holland, kept our course west-south-west, and then south-south-west, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope.
  • We sailed with a fair wind to the Cape of Good Hope, where we staid only to take in fresh water.
  • However, I did then believe us to be about 10 degrees southward of the Cape of Good Hope, or about 45 degrees southern latitude, as I gathered from some general words I overheard among them, being I supposed to the south-east in their intended voyage to Madagascar.

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  • "It came all the way from Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope," Hannah told her.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Cape of Good Hope, do they call ye?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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