Stories of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru: With a Sketch of the Early Adventures of the Spaniards in the New World; Re-Told for Youth (Classic

October 18, 2018|
Stories of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru: With a Sketch of the Early Adventures of the Spaniards in the New World; Re-Told for Youth (Classic by William Dalton
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One day, about three hundred and seventy years ago, as the prior was passing through the porch, his attention was called to two strangers, wayworn and wearied, whom the porter was regaling with bread and water. They were no ordinary mendi cants, for such callers were too frequent to have turned aside the prior from his meditations. One was a little boy, the other a tall, powerfully-framed man, with fair, freckled skin, bright gray eyes, hair of snowy whiteness but although his apparel was of the humblest, if not the shabbiest description, and his age must have been at least fifty-five, his demeanour was so commanding, and altogether remarkable, that the prior, who, from his accent, could tell that he was a foreigner, entered into conversation with him. Mar chena had soon gathered the outlines of the wayfarer's story. He was one who had offered a new world to kings and states - a man whose heart and brain were bursting with the fullness of an idea that courtiers had deemed folly, if not madness. After years of deferred hope and profitless negotiations, he was, at the time he begged bread and water at the monastery door, on his way to a neighbouring town, to seek his brother-in-law, with whom he intended leaving his son, while he placed before the French king those plans which the sove reigns of Spain and Portugal had refused to adopt. Need I tell you - that man was Columbus - To under stand, however, how those, mighty plans took root and became developed in his brain, and how that the good prior should have become so deeply interested in them, we must go back some seventy-seven years anterior to the day when the subsequently great admiral and dis coverer sought bread and water at the monastery.

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Title:Stories of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru: With a Sketch of the Early Adventures of the Spaniards...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:532 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.07 inShipping dimensions:532 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.07 inPublished:October 18, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0282402969

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