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I have read about the destruction of jerusalem
But i do not think the mortality was greater than in Mexico
When Cortez heard
that Monteczuma was approaching
Speaking through Malinche he hung round emperor montezuma´s neck a falze
And he attempted to embrace him
But the scort composed of great princes gasped Cortez arm to prevent him
For they considered this an indignity.
After eating a sumptuous dinner in a native style
Montezuma ordered the lords of Texcoco and Coyoacan to show him his
Large houses capable of accomodating all the soldiers and horseman
And artillery in a convenient spot.
After the capture of the Emperor
When he demanded the emperor the treasure from Guatemoc
It rain and thundered that evening
And the lighting flashed
And up to midnight heavier rain fell than usuall
The lake was full of heads and corpses
Cortes ordered a banquet to celebrate
The capture of the city
And plenty of wine from Spain
And also some pigs brought from Cuba
Unaccustomed terror the voyage of discovery
It must seem very strange that after many battles
Cruel deaths was inflicted
Before the aztec eyes multitude
And was torture a prince as Guatemoc for greed of gold
all the gold and silver and jewels were collected together.
While cortes has taken a king´s lodged in a palace with white washed walls
On which it was easy to write with charcoal and ink
And everymorning malicious remarks appeared
Some in verse
Some in prose
In the manner of lampoons.
One said the sun
And sea followed their courses,
And if they ever deviated from the plane
For which they were created
Soon reverted to their original place
As a aztec goddess jade skirts swiming in blood.
According to Diaz this was Nov 7 ,1519.
And after that they went to Florida,
What is now call California, Texas,