Vasco da Gama

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Author: David Corazzi
Published: 1884
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 5,034 / 23 pg
LoC Categories: G, D
Downloads: 587
Added to site: 2008.12.18
mnybks.net#: 22890
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, History

Vasco da Gama, 1469-1524.

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Gama aprisionou seis naires mui qualificados que visitaram a armada com dezenove homens, e não os entregou sem receber primeiro a sua gente. E partio de Calecut promettendo voltar cedo, e mostrar quem eram os christãos do Occidente, alcunhados de corsarios pelo Samorim. Veio tambem Monçaide, que se fez christão, e mais dois mercadores mouros.

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Na viagem de Calecut a Lisboa não faltaram desgostos e tribulações áquella

... gente ousada mais que quantas No mundo commetteram grandes coisas.

Luctaram com as traições do Samorim, cujas embarcações lhes saíram ao encontro; tiveram de resistir ás ciladas do senhor de Goa que tambem lhes desejava causar damno; arrostaram com a furia das procellas; padeceram novamente o escorbuto, e só poderam tomar fôlego, quando aportaram a Melinde, onde Vasco da Gama, com licença do rei, mandou erigir um padr&atild

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