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Notable Voyagers

From Columbus to Nordenskiold

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Author: Henry Frith
Co-author: W.H.G. Kingston
Language: English
Wordcount: 173,829 / 511 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 950
Added to site: 2007.11.16 19053
Genres: History, Adventure

Includes the true story of Alexander Selkirk,the original of the famous tale "Robinson Crusoe."

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expressed, and he proposed writing to her immediately, and entreated Columbus to delay his journey until an answer could be received.

It was decided to send Sebastian Rodriguez, a shrewd and clever pilot, to Santa Fe, where the Queen then was. Isabella had always been favourable to Columbus, and the Prior received a reply desiring that he himself should repair to Court. He went, and, seconded by the Marchioness of Moya and other old friends, so impressed the Queen with the importance of the undertaking, that she desired Columbus might be sent for, and ordered that seventy-two dollars, equal to two hundred and sixteen of the present day, might be forwarded to him, to bear his travelling expenses.

With his hopes raised to the highest pitch, Columbus again repaired to Court; but so fully occupied was he with the grandeur of his enterprise, that he stipulated that he should be invested with the title and privilege of admiral, and viceroy over the countries he should discover, with one-tenth of all



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