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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1893
Original Publisher: C. H. Sergel and company Subjects: Chile

History / Latin America / General

History / Latin America / South America

History / Americas Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of ...

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A history of Chile

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Overview

General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1893
Original Publisher: C. H. Sergel and company Subjects: Chile

History / Latin America / General

History / Latin America / South America

History / Americas Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER III OPENING AND CONQUERING THE COUNTRY -- I. A SERENA, CON- CEPCION AND OTHER CITIES FOUNDED The history of these early days in Chile has its Pocahontas story. It runs in this wise : As the state of affairs at Santiago was in a critical condition, Val- divia determined to send Monroy and Miranda, with six companions in arms and thirty men on horseback, to Pern for assistance. With spurs and caparisons of gold, that they might make an enviable impression upon their countrymen in Peru, they set forth overland. At Copiapo they were attacked by a certain Coteo, whose band destroyed the whole company, sparing only the two leaders. These they brought before the ulmen, who decided to put them to death forthwith, by some sort of refined torture. The ul men-'s wife thereupon interceded for their lives, and, having softened the cacique's savage heart, unbound the captives, dressed their wounds, and then made a certain request of them, which was in substance that they should teach her son to ride a horse. This they promised to do. But while they were giving his young highness his first lesson, Monroy stabbed him; at the same time Miranda seized a lance and put the guards to flight. Not stopping to say adieu to theirbenefactress, they made their escape across the Ata- cama desert to Cuzco. This treachery the Copiapaus avenged three years afterward by massacring a party of forty Spaniards. Vaco de Castro was at that time at the head of the Peruvian g...

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  • BN ID: 2940019173983
  • Publisher: Chicago, C. H. Sergel
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1893 volume
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