By Richard S. Philbrick, Ms. Stephany M. Peñaloza, Ms. Deyreth García
We all know of Columbus’s history-changing voyage of 1492. Few understand he made 3 others to what turned referred to as the “New World.” His fourth, and ultimate, voyage was once the stuff of fiction. The Admiral of the sea Sea battled hurricanes, consistent storms and opposite currents. He fought pitched battles with the indigenous tribes in what's now Panama the place he needed to abandon of his ships. trying to achieve Santo Domingo in vessels slightly afloat the adventurers have been marooned on Jamaica. of the group and a handful of Indians made a bold open-ocean trip in dugout canoes around the Windward Passage to convey be aware in their companion’s destiny. 1/2 the marooned team mutinied ultimately resulting in a bloody war of words among shipmates. the writer created a fictional narrator and a tender orphan who made the adventure so as to inform the tale of this epic sea event. younger scholars on the Universidad Latina in David, Panama, Stephany Peñaloza and Deyreth García, selected to translate this publication whereas training their levels in English language stories. This booklet is meant for Spanish-speaking scholars learning English. The English textual content is gifted in daring textual content instantly through the Spanish translation in ITALICS. This particular formatting permits the reader’s eye to simply stick to the tale in English after which, if wanted, fee their comprehension via examining the Spanish translation.
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