The companions of Columbus. The Crayon miscellany

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1881
 

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Feud between the Rival Governors Ojeda and NicuesaA Challenge
64
Exploits and Disasters of Ojeda on the coast of Carthagena Fate of the veteran Juan de la Cosa
70
Arrival of Nicuesa Vengeance taken on the Indians
76
Ojeda founds the Colony of San SebastianBeleagured by the Indians
80
Alonzo de Ojeda supposed by the Savages to have a charmed lifeTheir experiment to try the fact
83
Arrival of a strange ship at San Sebastian
85
Factions in the ColonyA Convention made
87
Disastrous Voyage of Ojeda in the Pirate Ship
89
Toilsome March of Ojeda and his Companions through the morasses of Cuba
90
Ojeda performs his vow to the Virgin
94
Arrival of Ojeda at JamaicaHis reception by Juan de Esquibel
96
Arrival of Alonzo de Ojeda at San DomingoConclusion of his Story
98
DIEGO DE NICUESA Chap I Nicuesa sails to the WestwardHis Shipwreck and subse quent Disasters
102
Nicuesa and his men on a desolate Island
105
Arrival of a BoatConduct of Lope de Olano
107
Nicuesa rejoins his Crews
109
Sufferings of Nicuesa and his men on the Coast of the Isthmus
111
Expedition of the Bachelor Enciso in search of the Seat of Government of Ojeda
115
The Bachelor hears unwelcome tidings of his destined Ju risdiction
119
Crusade of the Bachelor Enciso against the Sepulchres of Zenu
121
The Bachelor arrives at San SebastianHis disasters there and subsequent exploits at Darien
124
Perplexities at the ColonyArrival of Colmenares
128
Colmenares goes in quest of Nicuesa
129
Catastrophe of the unfortunate Nicuesa
133
VASCO NUÑEZ DE BALBOA DISCOVERER OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN CHAP I Factions at DarienVasco Nuñez elevated to the Command
138
Expedition to CoybaVasco Nuñez receives the daughter of a Cacique as hostage
141
Vasco Nuñez hears of a Sea beyond the Mountains
145
Expedition of Vasco Nuñez in quest of the Golden Temple of Dobayba
149
Disaster on the Black RiverIndian plot against Darien
154
Further Factions in the ColonyArrogance of Alonzo Perez and the Bachelor Corral
157
Vasco Nuñez determines to seek the Sea beyond the Moun tains
162

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