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Four hundred years had passed since Cabot on his voyage of discovery had, in his little caraval, passed over the same course that Grenfell now sailed in the _Albert_.
One of their prizes was a sugar caraval from Brazil; another was a West Indian worth two hundred thousand crowns, which had on board fourteen coffers of wedges of silver, eight thousand royals of eight, and six coffers of the King of Spain's treasure, besides the pillage and rich coffers of many rich passengers.
Conceiving that we had come wrongfully by the caraval, the inhabitants came by surprise upon us and took all who were on shore prisoners, among whom I was one, and destroyed our sugars.
By this caraval, however, Columbus received certain intelligence of the fafe arrival of Mcndez and Fiefco, at Hii'paniola,
During this interval, he was deferted by Martin Alonzo Pinzon, who having been informed by fome Indians whom he had concealed in his caraval, that Bohio abounded with gold, made ufe of the advantage he derived from his veflel, which was a prime failer, and left C6lumbus in the night, with a view to an - ticipate his fucccfs, and engrofs the treafure of that wealthy country. —
The caraval Pinta being incapable of failing upon a wind, ran away due north before it, and in the night loft fight of the ad - miral, who ftcercd north-eaft, in 'order to fetch the coaft of Spain.
Columbus waited a confiderable time to purchafe another veflel; but, being difappointed, he refolv - ed to repair the damaged caraval by furnifhing hcf with a new rudder, and at the fame time to alter the fquare fails of the La Nina, that (he might be the more able to keep company with her conforts for the future.
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