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' Goths and Huns '
' The Wanderings of the. Peoples'
HUGH ROSS WILLIAMSON
' The Huns wander about over the mountains and through the woods, training themselves to bear from infancy frost and hunger and thirst..... They wear linen clothes or else the skins of field-mice sewn together .... Their heads are covered with round caps and their hairy legs with goat-skins .... They can remain on horse-back night and day..... None of them ploughs nor even touches a plough handle..... They have no settled abode but are alike homeless and lawless, always wandering with their waggons which are indeed their homes. They seem to be ever in flight.'
This is what a man who lived at the time wrote about the fierce men from the East who brought so much trouble to the peoples of Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. You will hear how Theodoric, King of the Goths, joined with Aetius, a great Roman general, and stopped the victorious march of Attila, the King of the Huns.
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