Estevan, the Age of Conquest

Estevan, the Age of Conquest

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... there were the usual sounds in the harbor and on the shore. People about to depart were bidding adieu to those on shore, and the joyful expectation of meet mg loved ones in the Old World, was dampened by regrets at leaving dear friends in the New. A little group stood apart from the others. Christopher Estevan, his mother, her other two children, and Christoval Balboa constituted the group. Young Estevan was on his way to Salamanea, the seat of European learning. His mother was weeping, and, for the first time since Fulvia was torn to death by the bloodhound, Christoval evinced signs of grief. Another joined them; it was Gerund the jester. The poor fellow had forgotten his jests, and wept with the others. It was a sad morning for Estevan, who felt as if he were really banished from his home by the edict of a tyrannical governor, and his return forbidden. "Don't weep, mother, it is for the best," sighed Christopher. "It is, in very truth, the best," put in Gerund, "but, alas, we do not always like the best," and he sobbed louder than before. The boat was ready, and, bidding all a final adieu, Estevan sprang into it and was rowed away to the vessel. They watched him go aboard, saw the anchor hoisted, heard the signal gun, and then the great white sails, like clouds of snow, were spread to the wind and the vessel sailed away. Poor Christoval, unable to bear up longer, gave way to her first and only violent fit of grief. As Christina Estevan held the sobbing girl in her arms, and gazed after her departing son, her mind went back to the day in Palos, when she had seen his father sail away with the white-haired explorer in search of a new world. CHAPTER XIII. INEZ OVIEDO. CHRISTOPHER ESTEVAN had been...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678295X
  • 9781236782953