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But even in the captivity which all shared, theyshowed fear of their old masters.
„The customs of this people, the Caribs,“ says Dr. Chanca, „arebeastly;“ and it would be difficult not to agree with him, in spite of the“politeness“ and comparative civilization he has spoken of.
They occupied three islands, and live nike air max 95 d in harmony with each other, butmade war in their canoeson allthe other islands in the neighborhood.
They used arrows in warfare, but had no iron. Some of them used arrowheads of tortoise sh nike air max sale ell, others sharply toothed fish-bones, nike air max 1 which could do agood deal of damage among unarmed men. „But for people of our nation,they are not arms to be feared much.“These Caribs carried off both men and women on their r cheap nike air max trainers obbingexpeditions. They slaughtered and ate the men, and kept the women asslaves; they were, in short, incredibly cruel. Three of the captive boys ranaway and joined the Spaniards.
They had twice sent out expeditions after the lost captain, DiegoMarquez, and a nike air max nother party had returned without news of him, on the veryday on which he and his men came in. They brought with them tencaptives, boys and women. They were received with great joy. „He andthose that were with him, arrived so DESTROYED BY THE MOUNTAIN,that it was pitiful to see them. When they were asked how they had lostthemselves, they said tha nike air max 90 sale t it was the thickness of the trees, so great that they could not see the sky, and that some of them, who were mariners, hadclimbed up the trees to look at the star (the Pole-star) and that they nevercould see it.“One o nike air max 2013 f the accounts of this voyage[*] relates that the captive women,who had taken refuge with the Spaniards, were persuaded by them toentice some of the Caribs to the beach. „But these men, when they hadseen our people, all struck by terror, or the consciousness of their evildeeds, looking at each other, suddenly drew cheap nike air max together, and very lightly, likea flight of birds, fled away to the valleys of the woods. Our men then, nothaving succeeded in taking any cannibals, retired to the ships and brokethe Indians’ canoes.“[*] That of Peter Martyr.
They left Guadeloupe on Sunday, the tenth of November. Theypasse nike air max 90 d several islands, but stopped at none of them, as they were in hasteto arrive at the settlement of La Navidad in Hispaniola, made on the firstvoyage. They did, however, make some stay at an island which seemedwell populated. This was that of San Martin. The Admiral sent a boatashore to ask what people lived on the island, and to ask his way, although,as he afterwards found, his own calculations were so correct that he didnot need any help. The boat’s crew took some captives, and as it was goingback to the ships, a canoe came up in which were four men, two womenand a boy. They were so astonished at seeing the fleet, that they remained,w nike air max classic ondering what it could be, „two Lombard-shot from the ship,“ and didnot see the boat till it was close to them. They now tried to get off, butwere so pressed by the boat that they cou cheap nike air max ld not. „The Caribs, as soon asthey saw that flight did not profit them, with much boldness laid hands ontheir bows, the women as well as the men. And I say with much boldness,because they were no more than four men and two women, and ours morethan twenty-five, of whom they wounded two. To one they gave twoarrow-shots in the breast, and to the other one in the ribs. And if we hadnot had shields and tablachutas, and had not come up quickly with the bo nike air max canada atand overturned their canoe, they would have shot the most of our menwith their

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