With a frowning countenance, he asked how I durst be so bold as to enter their port of mokha, so near their holy city of Mecca?
All the other members of the mission died, but he proceeded from mokha to Bombay.
Asking what sort of place mokha was for trade, they told me there was one man in mokha who would purchase all my goods.
That place, though only about five days journey from mokha, is very cold, and much cloth is worn by the people about that place.
From that to the 18th we continued in mokha roads with little ease, and to the material injury of our cables.
From the straits it is about six leagues to mokha, where is a good road and fair ground for vessels to ride in 14 fathoms.
The 5th, I sent the Darling over to mokha, on which day our general and his company arrived there.
On the return of the boats to mokha, they reported that the ship was taken, for which there were great rejoicings.
About five in the evening we came in sight of mokha; and as night was coming on, we cast anchor.
From the end of the town all the way to the aga's house, the people were very thick to see us pass, and welcomed us back to mokha.