Columbus Letter
Updated: 2/2/2021
Columbus Letter

Storyboard Text

  • for fourteen of those thirty-three, I was becalmed and made little progress.
  • I have come with the fleet that Your Highnesses gave me from the Indies, to which I crossed in thirty-three days after departing from your kingdoms;
  • I could get no information because, at every cape I reached, the people fled and I could not speak to them;
  • I thought that if I hugged the coast I could not fail to find some town or great city, such as are described by those who have been ashore in that province.
  • After following this coast for some way, I found that it was carrying me north rather than west, and I found that the wind was coming from hat direction.
  • I decided to ride it out until it changed, because winter was now drawing on, and my sole objective was to flee from there, to the south, and so I turned back.