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Dear Rich: The True Story Of Christopher Columbu

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Posted by Mohammad Isa Mirsiam on January 14, 2001 05:47:05 UTC

Brooks, Elbridge Streeter, 1846-1902. . The True Story of Christopher Columbus, Called the Great Admiral Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library


http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=BroTrue.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=2&division=div1


....Chapter 2 / CHAPTER II.
WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF THE IDEA.

I DO not wish you to think that Columbus was the first man to say that the earth was round, or the first to sail to the West over the Atlantic Ocean. He was not. Other men had said that they believed the earth was round; other

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men had sailed out into the Atlantic Ocean. But no sailor who believed the earth was round had ever yet tried to prove that it was by
crossing the Atlantic. So, you see, Columbus was really the first man to say, I believe the earth is round and I will show you that it is by
sailing to the lands that are on the other side of the earth.

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