Extract from 'True Reportory of the Wrack'
by William Strachey, dated 15 July 1610

'A dreadful storme and hideous began to blow from out the North-east, which swelling, and roaring as it were by fits, some houres with more violence than others, at length did beat all light from heaven; which like an hell of darknesse turned blacke upon us...We were forced to run her to ashoare... We found it to be the dangerous and dreaded Iland, or rather Ilands of the Bermuda ... so terrible to all that ever touched on them, and such tempests, thunders and other fearful objects are seen and heard, that they be called commonly, The Devils Ilands.'

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