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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Life of Columbus, by Arthur Helps
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Title: The Life of Columbus
Author: Arthur Helps
Release Date: March 12, 2005 [EBook #15336]
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*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE LIFE OF COLUMBUS ***
Produced by Don Kostuch
Several non-English proper names have been rendered in ASCI, omitting the
Page headers have been moved to the beginning of the appropriate paragraph
and several very long paragraphs have been split to correspond to the page
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The following glossary provides references and definitions of unfamiliar
(to me) terms and names.
Governor or commander. Refers to Don Bartholomew Columbus (brother of
Christopher) in this volume.
In Spanish-speaking countries, a weight of about 25 pounds.
In Portuguese-speaking countries, about 32 pounds.
Brother of Christopher Columbus.
Title for an Indian chief in the Spanish West Indies.
Ca da Mosto or Cadamosto
Alvise Ca' da Mosto, (1432-1488) Venetian explorer and trader who wrote
early accounts of western African exploration.
Cacique (chief) who destroyed Columbus's first garrison at La Navidad.
Cave of Adullam
About 13 miles west of Bethlehem where David gathered "every one that
was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was
discontented" (1 Sam. 22:2).
Person of equal status; a peer.