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THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS

dians. The Spaniards remained all day on shore, refreshing themselves,, after their anxious voyage, amidst the beautiful groves of the island, and they returned to their ships late in the evening, delighted with all they had seen. -------Abridged.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biography
. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was a native of New York. He led a happy life, rambling in his boyhood about every nook and corner of the city and the adjacent woods. New York, called New Amsterdam in early colonial times, was then the capital of the country, and here the boy grew up, seeing many sides of American life, both in the city and country.
Manhattan Island and the region about it, with its commanding position at the entrance to a great inland waterway, was from the first a prize for which the nations from across the sea had contended. Such a mingling of different people must give rise to interesting experiences, and when someone appears who can put the story of those events into a pleasing sketch, then we begin to have real literature. But we had to wait until this prince of story-tellers had grown to manhood and given his sketches of this region to the world before we could claim at last to have a work of real American literature.
Irving is best known as a humorist and a charming story-teller, but he wrote some serious works also. His Life of George Washington was a tribute of loving reverence to the great American for whom he was named. As a boy, Irving was of a rather mischievous turn, a trait which perhaps helped to make him "the first American humorist." Indeed, it has been said that "before Irving there was no laughter in the land." He is called the "Father of American Literature," and also the "Gentle Humorist." "The Landing of Columbus" is taken from Columbus, His Life and Voyages.
Discussion. 1. Describe the island as Columbus saw it from the ships. 2. What was the ceremony of taking possession of the island? 3. What name did Columbus give the island? 4. How did the natives regard the ships and the white men? 5. Describe the natives as the Spaniards saw them. Tell about their arms of defense. 6. How did they receive the name Indian? 7. How do you think Columbu's and his men felt on finding land? 8. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: luxuriance; Castilian; veering; affright; properties; extremity. 9. Pronounce: populous; gestures; raiment; ceremony.

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