By James T. De Kay
Schoolchildren could be thinking about this transparent account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue. A map of the realm in Columbus's time and a close drawing of the Santa Maria upload intensity to this interesting, real-life event tale.
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He referred to as for a bowl of beans. He gave the beans to 1 of the Indians. He requested the Indian to make a map of the Indies. The Indian used many beans to teach the entire islands. The king was once surprised that there have been such a lot of islands. He was once indignant, too. He knew he can have owned all of them if he had given Columbus the ships. Now they belonged to Spain! The king hit his chest. He cried out, “Why did I permit this nice plan slip via my palms? ” The king’s advisers observed how indignant he used to be. They instructed him that he may still kill Columbus. however the king stated no. He used to be definite that Ferdinand and Isabella knew Columbus was once in Portugal. they might be aware of who had killed him. a couple of days later, Columbus set sail back. The Niña sailed into the sea, leaving Portugal in the back of. 17 THE HERO OF SPAIN With all her flags flying, the Niña sailed up the river to Palos. the lads fired off their weapons. They have been domestic ultimately. It was once Friday, March 15, 1493. the folks of Palos rushed to determine the send. They checked out the purple and yellow parrots. They pinched and patted the Indians. And their eyes grew vast after they observed the gold. That evening one other send sailed up the river. She dropped anchor off Palos. Her captain stared unhappily on the Niña. The send used to be the Pinta, and her captain was once Martín Alonso Pinzón. He had made it throughout the hurricane. He had reached the Spanish port of Bayona. From there he had despatched a letter to Ferdinand and Isabella. It acknowledged that he were to the Indies. He desired to inform them approximately it. however the king and queen didn't want to determine Pinzón. They desired to look forward to Columbus. they'd advised Pinzón to not come. There have been not anything for him to do yet sail domestic to Palos. Pinzón was once drained and ill. whilst he observed the Niña, he felt worse than ever. He knew Columbus may get the entire gold and glory from the king and queen of Spain. Pinzón couldn't face Columbus. He rowed to shore. He went domestic to mattress. In a couple of days, Martín Alonso Pinzón used to be lifeless. Columbus stayed in Palos for 2 weeks. Then he went directly to Seville. He had an excellent time in Seville. humans gave nice events for him. every person desired to meet him. He was once the hero of Spain. 18 ADMIRAL OF the sea SEA every week later Columbus set out for the town of Barcelona. He was once going to work out the king and queen. Columbus took six Indians and a few servants. He wore wonderful new outfits. The Indians have been wearing vibrant colours. They carried parrots in wood cages. and so they carried spices and end result from the islands. The servants carried the gold. It was once a very good parade. All alongside the best way humans came visiting to cheer the Admiral of the sea Sea. At Barcelona, Columbus went to the gorgeous royal palace. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella have been looking forward to him. while he got here in, Ferdinand and Isabella rose from their thrones to fulfill him. He knelt to kiss their fingers. yet they requested him to upward thrust. They referred to as for a chair and requested him to sit down beside them. The king and queen checked out the gold and the Indians. They listened in ask yourself to Columbus’s tales of experience. Then all of them went to church to hope and sing.