The conquest of Mexico by a small band of resolute men under the magnificent leadership of Cortez is always rightly ranked among the most romantic and daring exploits in history. With this as the ground-work of his story, Mr. Henty interweaves the adventures of Roger Hawkshaw, the sole survivor of the good ship Swan, which had sailed from Devonport to challenge the mercantile supremacy of the Spaniards in the New World. He eventually obtains the protection of the Spaniards, and after the fall of Mexico he succeeds in regaining his native shore, with a fortune and a charming Aztec bride.
Included in this edition are ten illustrations, two maps, and a special foreword by Rev. Steven Wilkins.
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