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Life of Christopher Columbus
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FROM HIS OWN LETTERS AND JOURNALS
OTHER DOCUMENTS OF HIS TIME.
by EDWARD EVERETT HALE
CHAPTER 1. EARLY LIFE OF COLUMBUS.
His Birth and Birth-place-His Early Education-His
experience at Sea-His Marriage and Residence in Lisbon--
His Plans for the Discovery of a Westward
Passage to the Indies
CHAPTER II. HIS PLANS FOR DISCOVERY.
Columbus Leaves Lisbon, and Visits Genoa--Visits Great
Spanish Dukes -For Six Years is at the Court of Ferdinand
and Isabella-The Council of Salamanca-His
Petition is at Last Granted -Squadron Made Ready
CHAPTER III. THE GREAT VOYAGE.
The Squadron Sails-Refits at Canary Islands-Hopes
and Fears of the Voyage -The Doubts of the Crew--
The Landing on the Twelfth of October -The Natives and
their Neighbors -Search for Gold-Cuba Discovered
Columbus Coasts Along its Shores
Landing on Cuba -The Cigar and Tobacco -Cipango and
the Great Khan -From Cuba to Hayti-Its Shores and
Discovery of Hayti or Hispaniola -The Search for Gold--
Hospitality and Intelligence of the Natives--Christmas
Day -A Shipwreck--Colony to be Founded -Columbus
Sails East and Meets Martin Pinzon-The Two
Vessels Return to Europe -Storm -The Azores--
Columbus is Called to Meet the King and Queen -His
Magnificent Reception -Negotiations with the Pope and
with the King of Portugal--Second Expedition Ordered
-Fonseca -The Preparations at Cadiz
The Second Expedition Sails From Cadiz-Touches at
Canary Islands -Discovery of Dominica and Guadeloupe
-Skirmishes with the Caribs -Porto Rico Discovered
--Hispaniola -The Fate of the Colony at La Navidad
The New Colony-Expeditions of Discovery -Guacanagari--
Search for Gold-Mutiny in the Colony-The
Vessels Sent Home--Columbus Marches Inland--
Collection of Gold--Fortress of St. Thomas--A New Voyage
of Discovery--Jamaica Visited -The South Shore
of Cuba Explored -Return -Evangelista Discovered
--Columbus Falls Sick -Return to Isabella
CHAPTER X. THE THIRD VOYAGE.
Letter to the King and Queen--Discovery of Trinidad and
Paria -Curious Speculation as to the Earthly Paradise
-Arrival at San Domingo -Rebellions and Mutinies in
that Island-Roldan and His Followers--Ojeda and
His Expedition--Arrival of Bobadilla -Columbus a
CHAPTER XI. SPAIN, 1500, 1502.
A Cordial Reception in Spain--Columbus Favorably
Received at Court-New Interest in Geographical
Discovery-His Plans for the Redemption of the Holy
Sepulchre -Preparations for a Fourth Expedition
CHAPTER XII. FOURTH VOYAGE.
The Instructions Given for the Voyage--He is to go to
the Mainland of the Indies--A Short Passage -Ovando
Forbids the Entrance of Columbus into Harbor
Bobadilla's Squadron and Its Fate -Columbus Sails Westward
--Discovers Honduras, and Coasts Along Its Shores
--The Search for Gold -Colony Attempted and Abandoned
--The Vessels Become Unseaworthy -Refuge at
Jamaica -Mutiny Led by the Brothers Porras -Messages
to San Domingo -The Eclipse -Arrival of Relief
--Columbus Returns to San Domingo, and to Spain
Two Sad Years -Isabella's Death -Columbus at Seville--
His Illness -Letters to the King -journeys to Segovia
--Salamanca and Valladolid -His Suit There --Philip
and Juana -Columbus Executes His Will--Dies--His
Burial and the Removal of His Body -His Portraits--