The Conquest of Mexico Volume 1

The Conquest of Mexico Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...which they brushed away the flies and insects from their lordly masters. As these persons passed through tht place, they cast a haughty look on the Spaniards, scarcely deigning to return their salutations. They were immed1atelY joined, in great confusion, by the Totonac chiefs, who seemed anxious to conciliate them by every kind of attention. _ The general, much astonished, inquired of Marina what It meant. She informed him, they were Az c;cno_bl_es, nmp0flqIfld t9, _ga_ceiy'_e_the_ tribute for, fi ' Soon after, the chiefs i returned with dismayflpiainted on their faces. They confirmed Marina's statement, adding, that the Aztecs greatly resented the entertaimnent afiorded the Spaniards without the emp6I01' 5 permission; and_dem2__!1ded in expiation_tyuenty_, y91; 1gLHlcents!!._'"d wwomen for sacrifice to the grids.' mCortes showed the strongdil indignation at this insolence. "He required the Totonacs not only to refuse the demand, but to arrest the persons _0f 31cents collectors, and throw them into prison. The chiefs hesitated, but he insisted on it so peremptorily, that they at length complied, and the Aztecs were seized, bound hand and foot, and placed under a guard. 1_II the night, the Spanish general procured the escape of two of them, and had them brought secretly before l I it-1 '. ill us-4-.'-_-._-g._-4,7-_.-.-_, ...-J A!.'g_L;;g:1;a--;__-.., ""fo"'tlieir master, with assurances of the great regard the Spaniards entertained for him, notwithstanding his ungenerous behaviour in leaving them to perish from want on his barren shores. He then sent the Mexican nobles down to the port, whence they were carried to another part of the coast by water, for fear of the vioshow more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978277
  • 9781236978271