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An Universal History (Volume 38): From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time

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    George Sale (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1763. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... high opinion of the generosity of the Spaniards from the rS, port of the Indians who attended them, came out of his towrt to meet Nunez, with the greatest marks of respect and affec* tion, bringing with him a present of a thousand pieces of eight in gold, curiously wrought, and two hundred beautisul pearls, though fomewhat discoloured by sire. :He desired .the Cbiapese Indians might be returned, and he would supply the Spaniards with a sufficient number of his people to carry their baggage and provision, which he liberally provided^ In a word, after refreshing themselves for three days in the dominions of this cazique, Nunez and his companions began their march over steep and barren mountains, in ascending which they encountered manifold difsiculties. At last, they reached the dominions of a great lord, named Poncra, who was no friend to the obliging Teaochan: for the subjects Vjf this latter were perpetually foliciting Nunez to make war upon Poncra, and lay waste his city. Upon entering the metropolis, they found it abandoned by the inhabitants, though the Spaniards obtained a booty in gold, amounting to three thousand pieces of eight. Nunez sent out several Indians to search for Poncra in the woods, to assure him that he might return with sasety to his town: but if he resused, that the Spaniards would hunt him with their dogs, and exterminate the whole nation: menaces which produced their effect: for Poncra, terrisied with the thoughts of being exposed to the dogs, waited on Nunez with a present of gold to the value of three thousand pieces of eight. It is not much to the honour of the Spanijh commander that he violated his saith on this occasion, and suffered Poncra to be torn in pieces by the dogs, under pretence that he was forced to comply with th...
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  • George Sale (Author)
  • General Books LLC (5 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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