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Summarize chapter 17 of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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Chapter 17 of Sir John Mandeville's Travels begins in the land of Job. The author relates the biblical story of Job's trials, restoration to prosperity, reign as King of Idumea, and death at the age of 248. He says that a very sweet substance, which he identifies as the "manna" mentioned in the Bible, is to be found in the hills and is used in medicine which "cleanseth the blood and putteth out melancholy."

The author then travels on to Chaldea, where the men are fair and dressed in gold and pearls, while the...

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