"we only ate old biscuit reduced to powder, and full of grubs, and stinking from the dirt the rats had made on it... good biscuit we drank water that was yellow and stinking.. the upper and lower gums of most of our men grew so much that they could not eat, and in this way so many suffered, that nineteen died." Pigafetta's Journal
"Magellan ordered Gaspar de Qesada to be decapitated and quartered; he was captain of one of the ships, and was one of those who mutinied" (Journal of The Genoese Pilot"
"Magellan even relied on the taste of seawater to guide the fleet. As the water became fresher, he knew he was traveling inland, and once it turned salty, he realized he was approaching the Pacific on the western side of the strait." (Over the Edge of the World, Harper Collins"