Columbus Day. The Life of Christopher Columbus By John Stevens Cabot Abbott. Published by Dodd & Mead, 1875
Original from Harvard University. Digitized Oct 4, 2007. 345 pages. Copyright 1875 by Dodd and Mead.
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Columbus, on the 7th of December, again weighed anchor and sailed to the east. About thirty miles beyond Monte Christo he entered a spacious harbor, surrounded by a grand forest, with a rocky eminence at its entrance, which presented facilities for a fortress which would command the bay.
Two rivers flowed into these still waters, presenting facilities for the erection of mills. Upon one side a large, green, beautiful meadow extended far back to the foot of the hills. Upon the banks of one of these streams there was a pleasant Indian village. The soil was evidently very rich. The bay and the rivers seemed alive with fish, many of them of gorgeous hues which are unknown outside the tropics.
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