The Expedition of Pedro de Ursua & Lope de Aguirre in Search of El Dorado and Omagua in 1560 - 1; Translated from Pedro Simon's Sixth Historical Notice of the Conquest of Tierra Firme

The Expedition of Pedro de Ursua & Lope de Aguirre in Search of El Dorado and Omagua in 1560 - 1; Translated from Pedro Simon's Sixth Historical Notice of the Conquest of Tierra Firme

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...diabolical rage knew no bounds, when he was informed that his prey had escaped his hands; he rushed to Don Fernando's dwelling, and, with ferocious language, throwing himself on the ground before him, fire flashing from his eyes, and foam from his mouth, supplicated that the prisoner might be given up to him, for that he wanted to punish him for many atrocious crimes he had committed in the service, and that he would not rise from where he was, until he had with his own sword (which he drew from the scabbard) cut his head off. Don Fernando begged him to rise and be calm; and promised that he would examine, and see what Duarte had done, and that he would punish him if he had been culpable. The officers present also became mediators, pacifying the infernal fury of Aguirre, and doing their best to make them friends, seeing that in this they would please Don Fernando. Duarte now explained that Aguirre should be considerate to him, adding that he had no cause to treat him so, for Aguirre well knew that when, in the village of the Motilones, he had conspired and wished to kill Pedro de Ursua, and to make Don Martin General (he whom we have said Ursua sent back to Piru, in consequence of what Pedro de Anasco told him), that Aguirre was to be maestro del campo, and he, Duarte, captain, and that they were to go back to Piru. A long time had passed, and, although he had been so intimate a friend of Ursua's, he had never breathed a word of this conspiracy to any one, and he never could have supposed that Aguirre would repay his silence by taking his life. Aguirre (as one who cared but little for his wickedness being brought to light) replied that what Duarte had said was true, and that he was now mindful how Duarte had befriended him, and that he...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867785
  • 9781236867780