With Pen and Pencil
commanding caravels, continues course—cleverly, courageously, conducting cruise.
Crew, chiefly Catalonian criminals—corrupt cravens— challenge Captain's competence, chafe, complain clamorously — cowardly credulous concerning compass, curiously changed.*
Columbus consults chart carefully, critically consults compass. Consternation concerning compass, curiously changed ! Constantly contemplates constellations.
Cantankerous crew congregate cautiously, call Captain "charlatan !" conspire craftily Columbus's capture.
Columbus, chagrined, chapfallen, convenes crew, concealing choler.
Calmly courteous, counsels courage, claims consideration, cleverly counterfeits cheerful confidence. "Comrades, cowardice creates calamity! "cries Columbus.
Contumacious crew churlishly concede compliance.
Caravels continue course. Columbus controlling conditions.
Competent Captain's calculations completely confirmed ! Courage crowned!
Continental coast clearly conspicuous !
Columbus calls clarion-clear, "Cathay. Cathay! Comrades, come contemplate Cathay!"
Crew crowds, clamorously crying, "Caramba! Car-amba!"
Contrite crew cheers Columbus!
* Note.—Be it explained to any who may not have heard of the circumstance, that John Fiske and others mention that Columbus, having sailed into M the region of no variation," the sailors, and he as well, were dismayed at the action of the compass.