（3）While in India Camo?ns sided with one of the native kings, whose wrath he excited by imprudently revealing his political tendencies. He was, therefore, exiled to Macao, where for five years he served as "administrator of the effects of deceased persons," and managed to amass a considerable fortune while continuing his epic. It was on his way back to Goa that Camo?ns suffered shipwreck, and lost all he possessed, except his poem, with which he swam ashore.
1."'Out of some fourscore such habitations,' continues my informant, 'I have only found two which had any sort of garden; and, I am [Pg 406] happy to add, that in neither of these two was there a single case of cholera. In the others, however, the pestilence raged with terrible fury.'"