Okay will do thanks much Cindy. Scott Grandma Cindy wrote:
My guess would be that "A few dictated letters to home," or "to loved ones." What comes after that sounds like an explanatory footnote explaining the novel. There's probably either an asterisk or a footnote number after the period that follows Amadis of Gaul, and several line spaces and then the explanatory footnote preceded by an asterisk or footnote number. Scott, I suggest bookmark pages you have questions on and wait for me to get the book, which will, hopefully, be by next Wed. Then we can work on it offlist. Cindy --- Scott Berry <sberry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hello there, This page looks like there is some text missing. Iwent to the next page and it does not correspond with this page at all.Here is the page: Atahualpa's arguments did him little good, however,for Pizarro, not wanting to take any chances, now ordered that a chain be fastened around Atahualpa's neck to prevent the emperor from escaping. Pizarro next called for a meeting of his top commanders todiscuss Atahualpa's fate. While the rank-and-file Spaniards waited nervouslyin the city, scanning the hills for signs of an approaching army, a handful of their leaders now debated what to do with the captive Inca king. The makeshift jury included the corpulent royal treasurer, Alonso Riquelme; the Dominican friar, Vincente de Valverdeï¿½whose mistreated breviary had set off the massacre eight months before; Almagro; Francisco Pizarro; and a few others. Almagro, Riquelme, and several other captains wanted to execute the Inca emperor immediately, believing that once Atahualpa was dead, it would be easier to pacify the country. Pizarro and another group of captains, on the other hand, were in favor of keeping Atahualpa alive. They had been able to rule the country through Atahualpa for eight months, after allï¿½so why couldn't they continue?Andwho knew how the natives might react if their lord suddenly turned up dead? The entire country might rise up against them.Like a hung jury, the Spaniards were unable to agreeon whether Atahualpa had been sending out secret messages or had been telling the truth. They thus couldn't agree on whether they should execute the Inca lord or spare his life. In order to address their most immediate threat, Pizarro decided to send Hernando de Soto with four horsemen to ride north and investigate. If they found no native army, then it was possible that Atahualpa had been telling the truth. If, on the other hand, they found an army, then one thing was certain: before the Spaniards lost their lives, Atahualpa would surelylose his own. After Soto and his men had galloped off, the rest ofthe Spaniards were forced to wait nervously. Some fingered their ingots of gold and dreamed of what they would do with them if they survived this adventure and made it back to Spain. Others no doubt read well-thumbed, contraband novels of chivalrous adventures, such as Amadis of Gaul. A few scribbled or dictatedAt the time of the conquest, chivalric novels wereall the vogue, one of the most popular being Amadis de Gaula, the story of a knight errant who dons armor and travels to the far ends of the earth. There he battles giants, monsters, and other fantastic creatures, all the while remaining faithful to his beautiful lady. Novels such asAmadis were considered so 128 -- Scott Berry Email: sberry@xxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.____________________________________________________________________________________ Don't let your dream ride pass you by. Make it a reality with Yahoo! Autos. http://autos.yahoo.com/index.htmlTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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