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  But Martin Pinzon, the captain of the Pinta, understood this Cuba to be acity, and that this land was the mainland, running far to the north.

  When they returned to the site of La Navidad they found many Indians, who had become bold enough to come to barter gold. They had shown theplace where the bodies of eleven Spaniards lay "covered already by thegrass which had grown over them." They all "with one voice" said thatCanoaboa and Mayreni had killed them. But as, at the same time, theycomplained that some of the christians had taken three Indian wives, andsome four, it seemed likely that a just resentment on the part of theislanders had had something to do with their death.

  A vault was dug and built, in which the stores could be placed, and on thisa house was built for the home of the colonists, so far as they cared to livewithin doors.

  There is frequent mention of the green growth of the Sargasso sea. But on the fourteenth all this changed. The simple journal thus describes theterrible tempest which endangered the two vessels, and seemed, at themoment, to cut off the hope of their return to Europe.

Appendix C

  All that Columbus asked or needed was three small vessels and theirstores and crews. The largest ships engaged were little larger than the largeyachts, whose races every summer delight the people of America. TheGallega and the Pinta were the two largest. They were called caravels, aname then given to the smallest three-masted vessels. Columbus once uses it for a vessel of forty tons; but it generally applied in Portuguese orSpanish use to a vessel, ranging one hundred and twenty to one hundredand forty Spanish "toneles." This word represents a capacity about one-tenth larger than that expressed by our English "ton."The reader should remember that most of the commerce of the timewas the coasting commerce of the Mediterranean, and that it was not wellthat the ships should draw much water. The fleet of Columbus, as it sailed,consisted of the Gallega (the Galician), of which he changed the name tothe Santa Maria, and of the Pinta and the Nina. Of these the first two wereof a tonnage which we should rate as about one hundred and thirty tons.

  They also brought tidings of the King of Canoaboa, of whom they hadheard before, and he is called by the name of Caunebo himself.[*] He wasafterwards carried, as a prisoner or as a hostage, on the way to Spain; butdied on the passage.

  At last all was ready. That is to say, the fleet was so far ready thatColumbus was ready to start. The vessels were small, as we think ofvessels, but he was not dissatisfied. He says in the beginning of his journal,"I armed three vessels very fit for such an enterprise." He had left Grenadaas late as the twelfth of May. He had crossed Spain to Palos,[*] and in lessthan three months had fitted out the ships and was ready for sea.


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