The Third Voyage (1409-1411)

At last, we are headed home once again. We will be returning to Nanjing, to deliver King Alagonakkara to the Emperor. Together with my 48 ships and 30,000 men, we closely followed the route of the First Voyage but established entrepots and stockades along our route to facilitate trade and storage of goods. On the second voyage the King of Ceylon  was aggressive; After a long battle lasting a few days, we finally defeated the king’s forces and captured the king to take him to Nanjing. Is that cheering I hear? We must be near China. I will stop here, and join my fellow comrades outside in their celebration.


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