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Story of Columbus - G. M. Imlach



The Story of Columbus does not end when he discovered the American continents in 1492. In his lifetime he made four voyages to the New World and instead of enjoying honor and rewards, he suffered much due to jealous colleagues and scheming courtiers. The promise of gold brought out the worst in everyone, as this book, which retraces the years both before and after Columbus's great discovery, makes clear. The life of the great explorer provides a fascinating character study in a thoughtful manner appropriate for intermediate readers.

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COLUMBUS AND HIS CREW CONFESS AND TAKE COMMUNION BEFORE SAILING.


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To Elizabeth

This book has many joys for you;

Pictures in red and brown and blue;

Clear maps which show the sunlit seas

That hid such wondrous mysteries;

But best of all! you here will read

Of great Columbus' daring deed,

And find how wise he was and bold

Who dreamt of fair, strange lands of gold

Sought the far borders of the main,

And gave new worlds to mighty Spain.



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