Roasting a Pig, from On the Spanish Main
by John Masefield 1744
The remaining islanders dug a deep pit and buried their gold in the pit. Then they piled log wood in the pit and set it on fire. When enemy soldiers came by they saw a large ox roasting on a spit over the fire. The Ocracokers invited the soldiers to join them for the feast. The soldiers never knew how close they were to the gold.
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