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Paulo Cruz‘ Today’s memory

Paulo Cruz‘ Today’s memory


In memoriam: Ferdinand Magellan

c. 1480 – 27 April 1521

Originally shared by Paulo Cruz

‘Then, trying to lay hand on sword, he could draw it out but halfway, because he had been wounded in the arm with a bamboo spear. When the natives saw that, they all hurled themselves upon him. One of them wounded him on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger. That caused the captain to fall face downward, when immediately they rushed upon him with iron and bamboo spears and with their cutlasses, until they killed our mirror, our light, our comfort, and our true guide. When they wounded him, he turned back many times to see whether we were all in the boats. Thereupon, beholding him dead, we, wounded, retreated, as best we could, to the boats, which were already pulling off.’ The Journal of Antonio Pigafetta [goo.gl/KozPD]

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