By James T. De Kay
Schoolchildren should be eager about this transparent account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue. A map of the area in Columbus's time and an in depth drawing of the Santa Maria upload intensity to this interesting, real-life experience tale.
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The folks of Palos rushed to work out the send. They checked out the pink and yellow parrots. They pinched and patted the Indians. And their eyes grew extensive once they observed the gold. That evening one other send sailed up the river. She dropped anchor off Palos. Her captain stared unhappily on the Niña. The send used to be the Pinta, and her captain was once Martín Alonso Pinzón. He had made it in the course of the typhoon. He had reached the Spanish port of Bayona. From there he had despatched a letter to Ferdinand and Isabella. It stated that he were to the Indies. He desired to inform them approximately it. however the king and queen didn't wish to work out Pinzón. They desired to stay up for Columbus. they'd advised Pinzón to not come. There have been not anything for him to do yet sail domestic to Palos. Pinzón used to be drained and unwell. while he observed the Niña, he felt worse than ever. He knew Columbus may get the entire gold and glory from the king and queen of Spain. Pinzón couldn't face Columbus. He rowed to shore. He went domestic to mattress. In a number of days, Martín Alonso Pinzón used to be lifeless. Columbus stayed in Palos for 2 weeks. Then he went directly to Seville. He had an excellent time in Seville. humans gave nice events for him. every body desired to meet him. He was once the hero of Spain. 18 ADMIRAL OF the sea SEA every week later Columbus set out for the town of Barcelona. He was once going to work out the king and queen. Columbus took six Indians and a few servants. He wore nice new outfits. The Indians have been wearing shiny colours. They carried parrots in wood cages. and so they carried spices and end result from the islands. The servants carried the gold. It used to be an outstanding parade. All alongside the best way humans came visiting to cheer the Admiral of the sea Sea. At Barcelona, Columbus went to the gorgeous royal palace. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella have been anticipating him. whilst he got here in, Ferdinand and Isabella rose from their thrones to fulfill him. He knelt to kiss their fingers. yet they requested him to upward thrust. They referred to as for a chair and requested him to sit down beside them. The king and queen checked out the gold and the Indians. They listened in ask yourself to Columbus’s tales of event. Then all of them went to church to wish and sing. Tears of pleasure stuffed Columbus’s eyes. All his desires had come real. He used to be wealthy. He used to be recognized. And he had chanced on how to the Indies. 19 the USA Columbus sailed west around the ocean 3 extra instances. He discovered many extra islands. yet he may possibly by no means locate the gold-roofed palace of Cipango or the pearls of Maabar. finally he determined that the lands he had stumbled on have been part of the Indies that Marco Polo had by no means visible. quickly different males have been crusing west around the ocean. one among them was once a guy named Amerigo Vespucci. He determined that Columbus had now not been to islands within the Indies in the end. He acknowledged Columbus had came upon anything much more vital than a brand new technique to the Indies. He had came upon new lands not anyone had ever heard of. He had stumbled on an entire “new international. ” Vespucci was once correct. quickly humans started to name this “new global” by means of a brand new identify. They known as it the US, after Amerigo Vespucci. millions of individuals crossed the sea to the USA.