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theold prophet that he was eager to accompany Columbus on a mission sonoble, and it was only by the urgent entreaty of his wife and children thathe stayed with them. He found it hard to believe that Columbus wasinferior in rank or command to any other sovereign.
The beauty of the island and the hospitality cheap nike air max of the natives, however,were not enough to dispose the crews to continuethisexploration further.
They were all convinced that they were on the coast of Asia. Columbusdid not mean that afterwards any one should accuse him of abandoning thediscovery of that coast too soon. Calling to their attention the distance theyhad sailed, he s nike air max 90 ent round a written declaration for the signature of everyperson on the ships. Every man and boy put his name to it. I nike air max classic t expressedtheir certa nike air max sale inty that they were on the cape which made the end of theeastern Indies, and that any one who chose could proceed thence westwardto Spain by land. This extraordinary declaration was attested officially bya notary, and still exists.
It was executed in a bay at the extreme southwestern corner of Cuba. Ithas been remarked by Munoz, that at that moment, in that place, a shipboy at the masthead could have looked over the group of low islands andseen the open sea, which would have shown that Cuba was an island.
The facts, which were cheap nike air max trainers controlling, were these, that the vessels wereleaky and the crews sick and discontented. On the thirteenth of June,Columbus stood to the southeast. He discovered the island now known asthe Island of Pines. He called it Evangelista. He anchored here and took inwater. In nike air max 90 sale an interview, not unlike nike air max 90 that described, in which the old Cubanexpressed his desire to return with Columbus, it is said that anEvangelistan chief made the same offer, but was withheld by theremonstrances, of his wife and children. A similar incident cheap nike air max is reported inthe visit to Jamaica, which soon followed. Columbus made a carefulexamination of that island. Then he crossed to Hispaniola, where, from theIndians, he received such accounts from the new town of Isabella asassured him that all was well there.
With his own indomitable zeal, he determined now to go to the Caribislands and administer to them the vengeance he had ready. But his ownframe was not strong enough for his will. He sank exhausted, in a sort oflethargy. The officers of his ship, supposi ng he was dying, put about thevessels and the little squadron arrived, none too soon as it cheap nike air max 90/2013 shoes australia online store proved, atIsabella.
He was as resolute as ever in his determination to crush the Caribs,and prevent their incursions upon those innocent islanders to whom he hadmade so many promises of protection. But he fell ill, and for a short timeat least was wholly unconscious. The officers in command took occasionof his illness, and of their right to manage the vessels, to turn back to thecity of Isabella. He arrived there „as one half dead,“ and his explorationsand discoveries for this voyage were thus brought to an end. To his greatdelight he found there his brother Bartholomew, whom he had not seen foreight years. Ba nike air max 1 rtholomew had accompanied Diaz in the famous voyage inwhich he discovered the Cape of Good Hope. Returning to Europe in 1488he had gone to England, with a message from Christopher Columbus,asking King Henry the nike air max 95 Seventh to interest nike air max himself in the great adventurehe proposed.

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