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" They all tried, and no one succeeded in making it stand up. When the egg came round to the hands of Columbus, by beating it down on the table he fixed it, having thus crushed a little of one end; wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he... "
History of the New World - Page 17
by Girolamo Benzoni (Seefahrer, Italien) - 1857 - 280 pages
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Life of Christopher Columbus

Sir Clements Robert Markham - America - 1892 - 375 pages
...by Admiral Smyth, in 1857. See p. 17 of this translation for the anecdote of the egg140 ASPIRATIONS. tried, and no one succeeded in making it stand up....Columbus, by beating it down on the table he fixed it, crushing a little of one end : wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he would have said,...
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Old Panama and Castilla Del Oro: A Narrative History of the Discovery ...

Charles Loftus Grant Anderson - America - 1911 - 559 pages
...and supplies could be furnished their Admiral of the Ocean Sea for another voyage to the Indies. "It will not be out of place to relate what I heard happened...little of one end; wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he would have said : that after the deed is done, everybody knows how to do it ;...
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Go Down, Moses

Nancy Dew Taylor, William Faulkner - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 268 pages
...here, . . . naked and without anything at all, as I will, who was the first to discover the Indies." They all tried, and no one succeeded in making it...little of one end; wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he meant: that after the deed is done, everybody knows how to do it; that they ought...
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The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems ...

Martin Gardner - Games & Activities - 2001 - 724 pages
...not found the Indies, we should not have been devoid of a man who would have attempted the same thing that you did, here in our own country of Spain, as...little of one end; wherefore all remained confused, understanding what he would have said: That after the deed is done, everybody knows how to do it. The...
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