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Governor Leisler. Governor of New York from 1689 to 1691. He was executed, on a charge of treason, by his successor, Governor Sloughter.
P. 216. Snicker-snee. A fight with knives; used also jocosely for a knife, as a sailor's sheath knife.
P. 271. Cipango. A mythical island in the west toward which Columbus was sailing (Japan).
I claim my reward. Ferdinand and Isabella had promised a pension of ten thousand maravedis — about $25 — to him who should first discover land.
P. 282. Xenil (Hanēēl). A river flowing through the plain of Granada.
P. 286. Alpuxarras. A mountainous region of Spain in Granada, extending from the Mediterranean to the Sierra Nevada.
P. 289. Cid Hiaya. One of the bravest of the Moors in the conquest of Granada by Ferdinand and Isabella, and the leader in the defence of Baza, which capitulated Dec. 4, 1489. After the surrender of this city he was so captivated by the grace of Isabella and the kindness of both the Spanish sovereigns, that he gave up both his country and religion, joining his forces to Ferdinand, and becoming a Christian.
P. 294. Caaba, or Kaaba (Käbä, or Kā'a bä). A cube-shaped, flatroofed building in the centre of the Great Mosque at Mecca, the most sacred shrine of the Mohammedans. The Kaaba is opened to worshippers twice or three times a year, but only the faithful are permitted to approach it.
P. 296. During the recent troubles in Spain. The Peninsular War, 1807 to 1814.
P. 324. Cid. The principal national hero of Spain, 1040–1099, famous for his exploits in the wars with the Moors. The best popular account of him is Southey's fascinating chronicle.
Bernardo del Carpio. A semi-mythical Spanish hero of the ninth century. He was a nephew of Alfonso the Chaste, fought with great distinction against the Moors, and, according to tradition, defeated Roland at Roncesvalles.
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