South American Fights and Fighters, and Other Tales of Adventure
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South American Fights and Fighters, and Other Tales of Adventure

By Cyrus Townsend Brady
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, South American Fights and Fighters, by Cyrus Townsend Brady, Illustrated by Seymour M. Stone, George Gibbs, W. J. Aylward, and J. N. Marchand
    • E-text prepared by Al Haines
      • "The Poor Little Governor . . . Distanced His Fierce Pursuers at Last"
      • AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS SERIES
    • "The Poor Little Governor . . . Distanced His Fierce Pursuers at Last"
    • AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS SERIES
  • South American Fights and Fighters
    • AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE
    • BY
    • CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY, LL. D.
      • ILLUSTRATIONS BY SEYMOUR M. STONE, GEORGE GIBBS, W. J. AYLWARD AND J. N. MARCHAND
        • TOGETHER WITH REPRODUCTIONS FROM OLD PRINTS AND PORTRAITS
      • TOGETHER WITH REPRODUCTIONS FROM OLD PRINTS AND PORTRAITS
      • GARDEN CITY ———— NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY MCMXIII
      • To George William Beatty Good Fellow, Good Citizen Good Friend
    • ILLUSTRATIONS BY SEYMOUR M. STONE, GEORGE GIBBS, W. J. AYLWARD AND J. N. MARCHAND
      • TOGETHER WITH REPRODUCTIONS FROM OLD PRINTS AND PORTRAITS
    • TOGETHER WITH REPRODUCTIONS FROM OLD PRINTS AND PORTRAITS
    • GARDEN CITY ———— NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY MCMXIII
    • To George William Beatty Good Fellow, Good Citizen Good Friend
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
      • PART I SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS
      • PART II OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE
    • PART I SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS
    • PART II OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • PART I SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS
      • I
      • Panama and the Knights-Errant of Colonization
      • I. The Spanish Main
      • II. The Don Quixote of Discoveries and His Rival
      • "Ojeda Galloped Off with His Astonished Captive"
      • "The Indians Poured a Rain of Poisoned Arrows"
      • III. The Adventures of Ojeda
      • IV. Enter One Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
      • V. The Desperate Straits of Nicuesa
      • II
      • Panama, Balboa and a Forgotten Romance
      • I. The Coming of the Devastator
      • "Balboa . . . Engaged in Superintending the Roofing of a House"
      • II. The Greatest Exploit since Columbus's Voyage
      • "The Expedition Had to Fight Its Way Through Tribes of Warlike and Ferocious Mountaineers"
      • "He Took Possession of the Sea in the Name of Castile and Leon"
      • "He Threw the Sacred Volume to the Ground in a Violent Rage"
      • III. "Furor Domini"
      • IV. The End of Balboa
      • III
      • Peru and the Pizarros
      • A Study in Retribution "They that take the sword shall perish by the sword."
      • I. The Chief Scion of a Famous Family
      • II. The Terrible Persistence of Pizarro
      • III. "A Communistic Despotism."
      • IV. The Treacherous and Bloody Massacre of Caxamarca.
      • V. The Ransom and Murder of the Inca
      • "They Burst Upon the Ranks of the Unarmed Indians."
      • "The Three Pizarros . . . Sallied Out to Meet Them"
      • VI. The Inca and the Peruvians Strike Vainly for Freedom
      • "He Threw His Sole Remaining Weapon in the Faces of the Escaladers"
      • VII. "The Men of Chili" and the Civil Wars
      • Fernando Cortes. From a Picture in the Florence Gallery
      • VIII. The Mean End of the Great Conquistador
      • IX. The Last of the Brethren
      • IV
      • The Greatest Adventure in History
      • I. The Chief of all the Soldiers of Fortune
      • II. The Expedition to Mexico.
      • III. The Religion of the Aztecs
      • IV. The March to Tenochtitlan
      • V. The Republic of Tlascala
      • VI. Cortes' Description of Mexico, written by his own hand to Charles V., Emperor of Germany and King of Spain
      • VII. The Meeting with Montezuma
      • VIII. The Seizure of the Emperor
      • IX. The Revolt of the Capital
      • X. In God's Way
      • The Death of Montezuma. From an old engraving.
      • "He Defended Himself With His Terrible Spear"
      • XI. The Melancholy Night
      • XII. The Siege and Destruction of Mexico
      • XIII. A Day of Desperate Fighting
      • XIV. The Last Mexican
      • XV. The End of Cortes
    • I
    • Panama and the Knights-Errant of Colonization
    • I. The Spanish Main
    • II. The Don Quixote of Discoveries and His Rival
    • "Ojeda Galloped Off with His Astonished Captive"
    • "The Indians Poured a Rain of Poisoned Arrows"
    • III. The Adventures of Ojeda
    • IV. Enter One Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
    • V. The Desperate Straits of Nicuesa
    • II
    • Panama, Balboa and a Forgotten Romance
    • I. The Coming of the Devastator
    • "Balboa . . . Engaged in Superintending the Roofing of a House"
    • II. The Greatest Exploit since Columbus's Voyage
    • "The Expedition Had to Fight Its Way Through Tribes of Warlike and Ferocious Mountaineers"
    • "He Took Possession of the Sea in the Name of Castile and Leon"
    • "He Threw the Sacred Volume to the Ground in a Violent Rage"
    • III. "Furor Domini"
    • IV. The End of Balboa
    • III
    • Peru and the Pizarros
    • A Study in Retribution "They that take the sword shall perish by the sword."
    • I. The Chief Scion of a Famous Family
    • II. The Terrible Persistence of Pizarro
    • III. "A Communistic Despotism."
    • IV. The Treacherous and Bloody Massacre of Caxamarca.
    • V. The Ransom and Murder of the Inca
    • "They Burst Upon the Ranks of the Unarmed Indians."
    • "The Three Pizarros . . . Sallied Out to Meet Them"
    • VI. The Inca and the Peruvians Strike Vainly for Freedom
    • "He Threw His Sole Remaining Weapon in the Faces of the Escaladers"
    • VII. "The Men of Chili" and the Civil Wars
    • Fernando Cortes. From a Picture in the Florence Gallery
    • VIII. The Mean End of the Great Conquistador
    • IX. The Last of the Brethren
    • IV
    • The Greatest Adventure in History
    • I. The Chief of all the Soldiers of Fortune
    • II. The Expedition to Mexico.
    • III. The Religion of the Aztecs
    • IV. The March to Tenochtitlan
    • V. The Republic of Tlascala
    • VI. Cortes' Description of Mexico, written by his own hand to Charles V., Emperor of Germany and King of Spain
    • VII. The Meeting with Montezuma
    • VIII. The Seizure of the Emperor
    • IX. The Revolt of the Capital
    • X. In God's Way
    • The Death of Montezuma. From an old engraving.
    • "He Defended Himself With His Terrible Spear"
    • XI. The Melancholy Night
    • XII. The Siege and Destruction of Mexico
    • XIII. A Day of Desperate Fighting
    • XIV. The Last Mexican
    • XV. The End of Cortes
    • PART II OTHER TALES OF ADVENTURE
      • I
      • The Yarn of the Essex, Whaler
      • "The Ship Came to a Dead Stop"
      • "The Killing of Alexander Hamilton by Aaron Burr, at Weehawken, New Jersey, July 11, 1804"
      • II
      • Some Famous American Duels
      • I. A Tragedy of Old New York
      • II. Andrew Jackson as a Duellist
      • III. The Killing of Stephen Decatur
      • IV. An Episode in the Life of James Bowie
      • V. A Famous Congressional Duel
      • VI. The Last Notable Duel in America
      • III
      • The Cruise of the Tonquin
      • A Forgotten Tragedy in Early American History
      • IV
      • John Paul Jones
      • Being Further Light on His Strange Career[1]
      • I. The Birth of the American Navy
      • II. Jones First Hoists the Stars and Stripes
      • III. The Battle With the Serapis
      • IV. A Hero's Famous Sayings
      • V. What Jones Did for His Country
      • VI. Why Did He Take the Name of Jones?
      • VII. Search for Historical Evidence
      • VIII. The Joneses of North Carolina
      • IX. Paul Jones Never a Man of Wealth
      • V
      • In the Caverns of the Pitt
      • A Story of a Forgotten Fight with the Indians
      • VI
      • Being a Boy Out West
      • INDEX
      • A
      • B
      • C
      • D
      • E
      • F
      • G
      • H
      • I
      • J
      • K
      • L
      • M
      • N
      • O
      • P
      • Q
      • R
      • S
      • T
      • U
      • V
      • W
      • X
      • Y
      • Z
    • I
    • The Yarn of the Essex, Whaler
    • "The Ship Came to a Dead Stop"
    • "The Killing of Alexander Hamilton by Aaron Burr, at Weehawken, New Jersey, July 11, 1804"
    • II
    • Some Famous American Duels
    • I. A Tragedy of Old New York
    • II. Andrew Jackson as a Duellist
    • III. The Killing of Stephen Decatur
    • IV. An Episode in the Life of James Bowie
    • V. A Famous Congressional Duel
    • VI. The Last Notable Duel in America
    • III
    • The Cruise of the Tonquin
    • A Forgotten Tragedy in Early American History
    • IV
    • John Paul Jones
    • Being Further Light on His Strange Career[1]
    • I. The Birth of the American Navy
    • II. Jones First Hoists the Stars and Stripes
    • III. The Battle With the Serapis
    • IV. A Hero's Famous Sayings
    • V. What Jones Did for His Country
    • VI. Why Did He Take the Name of Jones?
    • VII. Search for Historical Evidence
    • VIII. The Joneses of North Carolina
    • IX. Paul Jones Never a Man of Wealth
    • V
    • In the Caverns of the Pitt
    • A Story of a Forgotten Fight with the Indians
    • VI
    • Being a Boy Out West
    • INDEX
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • X
    • Y
    • Z
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