November 17, 2010
Bam!! The loud noise came from the doors as Christopher Columbus busted through. He said with excitement, “My queen, I have found a shorter journey to Asia”. She smiled and asked “ How? When all the routes are taken?” Columbus said, “If my men and I sail through the Atlantic Ocean we will make it”. He said it with confidence. It took the queen a moment to think it over. Before she could reply, Columbus stated, “There is a huge population there, and I am pretty sure we would land on a spice island rather than Asia itself”. The queen had a weird look in her eyes and came up with a compromise. She told him, “I will agree to pay for this journey if you agree to share the wealth and spread Christianity while you are in Asia”. Columbus nodded his head in agreement and headed for the door. Before his hand could touch the knob the Queen came up with another idea. She said, “Wait, I will have to send my nephew Alejandro on the journey with you to make sure you do my part of the deal”. Columbus agreed and walked out the door.
The next day Christopher Columbus gathered his crewmen and set off to sea. While they were at sea, they couldn’t find any land. Columbus and his crew grew more and more afraid as each day passed. As the days passed, Columbus tried to encourage his men that they would find land soon. Even though Columbus was trying to convince them, their ship was going further and further west. Columbus was starting to doubt his plan. He didn’t know why it was taking so long. They should have already reached Asia. One of Columbus’ crewmembers came up to him and said, “If we don’t find land then the crew will have to throw you overboard”. Columbus said “We will reach land soon, we are just sailing between to islands before we reach Asia. Columbus promised if they did not reach land in a couple of days they would stop the journey. One-morning crewmembers Alejandro and Andres spotted land.... [continues]
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