1. About four hundred years ago there lived an Italian sailor, named
2. For some time he wandered from place to place trying to induce others
to help him carry out his plan.
3. So in the month of August, Columbus sailed away upon his voyage
of discovery, his little fleet consisting
of three small vessels.
4. When at last dawn came it showed an island lying in the blue waters
5. Having visited other islands, Columbus returned in triumph to Spain,
where he was greeted as a hero.