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By David L. Farebrother

The yr is 1519. Hernán Cortés has been commissioned by means of Governor Diego Velazquez to enquire rumors of local civilizations and wealthy lands mendacity a ways to the west, past the islands of the Indies. Cortés leaves los angeles Trinidad, Cuba, with 11 ships and six hundred males less than hands. He reveals a harbor at the coast of Cozumel and there learns of a number of shipwrecked Spaniards being held prisoners through the Maya at the mainland. certainly one of them is Geronimo Aguilar, who has been stranded for 8 years, a slave of a Mayan cacique. Cortés ransoms Aguilar and forces him to function translator on his quest, which ultimately takes them to Tenochtitlan, the capital of the robust and mysterious Aztec Empire. Aguilar continues to be real to his religion during the tumultuous trek into the unknown territory regardless of the barbaric cruelties of either the Spanish Conquistadores and Mexica overlords.

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