Notable Voyagers

Notable Voyagers
From Columbus to Nordenskiold

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Notable Voyagers by W. H. G. Kingston, Henry Frith

Downloads:

1,046

Share This

Notable Voyagers
From Columbus to Nordenskiold

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Includes the true story of Alexander Selkirk,the original of the famous tale "Robinson Crusoe."

Book Excerpt

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

More books by W. H. G. Kingston, Henry Frith

(view all)
Peter Conti - A Healing Journey on the Appalachian Trail
FEATURED AUTHOR - Peter Conti has always liked a challenge, but a major injury suddenly thrust him into a world of chronic pain with no end in sight. You'll be intrigued, amazed and inspired as Peter uses his determination, creativity, and wry sense of humor to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles during his healing journey on the Appalachian Trail. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about his book, Only When I Step On It.