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NARRATOR 1: It was a long, long time ago, when this happened.
ALL NARRATORS: How long?
NARRATOR 2: It happened six hundred years ago, on an age of wonderful voyages.
All NARRATORS: Wow! That’s wonderful!
NARRATOR 3: In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue looking for treasures, species, and adventures too.
NARRATOR 4: Columbus was interested in the sky, the sea, and also in discovering new lands.
NARRATOR 5: The Portuguese had discovered new routes to the east, and Columbus knew the earth was round and not flat.
ALL NARRATORS: Round not flat.
NARRATOR 6: Columbus went to talk to the King and Queen of Portugal.
ALL NARRATORS: The King and Queen!
COLUMBUS: Your majesty, I want to talk with you. It is a must!
COLUMBUS: Your majesty, I know that the earth is round, and I can reach new routes to bring you riches. Can you help me?
ALL NARRATORS: Please, please, please.
KING: No, my lands are vast, and my sailors are the best. No way!
COLUMBUS: Please, your majesty, with your help and the new knowledge I have, I can find a new short way to the East.
QUEEN: Columbs, I am sorry we cannot help you. You will need a lot of money.
NARRATOR 7: Columbus left the King and Queen, but he kept thinking about the sea.
ALL NARRATORS: Kept thinking about the sea.
NARRATOR 8: Columbus got to the conclusion that the earth was round, but his theory was not accepted by the King of England.
NARRATOR 9: Six years passed, and Columbus came back again, and talked to the Monastery Superior.
ALL NARRATORS: Came back again!
MONASTERY SUPERIOR: Your plans seem acceptable. I will lead you to the King and Queen of Spain.
COLUMBUS: My dear Magesty, my deerest Queen, I know you trust me, please help me sail to the sea. I will claim the lands for you.
KING AND QUEEN: We have received good news about you, from the Dukes of Medinaceli.
COLUMBUS: I have come to place at your feet, the treasure of new lands.
KING AND QUEEN: In name of our kingdom, we will name you governor of the new lands, and we will give you part of the treasures you find.
QUEEN: Here Columbus. I will give you all my jewels, so you can buy some ships and food for the trip.
KING: I will give you men to sail and permission to go.
COLUMBUS: I will set sail and conquer lands and treasures for Castile and Leon.
NARRATOR 10: Christopher Columbus went to talk to some sailors.
COLUMBUS: I will take you there, to India.
ALL SAILORS: Uh! Oh! But how?
COLUMBUS: I can take you there by ship.
ALL SAILORS: Oh no! No way!
COLUMBUS: I have bought two small ships.
ALL SAILORS: La Niña, and La Pinta!
COLUMBUS: And a very big ship, too!
ALL SAILORS: La Santa Maria!
NARRATOR 11: After recruiting all the sailors, and buying the three ships, they set sail from Puerto de Palos.
NARRATOR 12: Days and Months passed and the crew was desperate and they asked Columbus to go back to Spain.
SAILOR 1: I am scared! You are wrong Columbus!
ALL SAILORS: Me too!
SAILOR 2: I am thirsty!
ALL SAILORS: And there is no fresh water to drink.
SAILOR 3: And there is no food to eat.
ALL SAILORS: No food to eat!
SAILOR 4: I am homesick, and seasick!
ALL SAILORS: We will never go back home again.
I see no land, I see no Land, I see no land, just water everywhere! Water everywhere!
SAILOR 5: Land! Land! I see land, land on sight!
COLUMBUS: Keep sailing!
ALL SAILORS: Sh, sh, sh.
SAILOR 6: Captain, you have mistaken the route!
ALL SAILORS: Yes, you have!
SAILOR 7: What’s that? Is that a monster?
ALL SAILORS: You have lied to us!
SAILOR 8: Look! It’s fire!
ALL SAILORS: No! It’s a volcano!
SAILOR 9: Calm down partners, the route is right. Let’s sail with faith.
SAILOR 10: We will never go back home again!
ALL SAILORS: Bu! Bu! Bu!
NARRATOR 13: The Yanez Pinzon brothers calmed the crew, and the continued sailing tp reach the biggest discovery in the history of humanity.
SAILOR 11: Land, land. I see land ahead! Land on sight!
NARRATOR 14: They continued the trip, until October 12 th. 1492, when they reached land.
ALL SAILORS: Hooray! Hooray!
COLUMBUS: (kisses the ground) Sailors, we have reached our goal for Castile and Leon.
ALL SAILORS: Hooray! Hooray!
COLUMBUS: I will take this land in name of Spain and call it San Salvador.
NARRATOR 15: The people of the new land welcomed Columbus. They were called Indians.
INDIAN 1: Welcome, welcome, white men. The gods are here!
INDIAN 2: White men, I just harvested these vegetables for you.
INDIAN 3: And I just picked this fruit for you all.
INDIAN 1: We welcome you with a god’s dance.
NARRATOR 16: And this is how Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, aboard of the three ships.
God shed his grace on thee
And crown tht good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
Author: Ana Bermea
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