Books: Mutiny With Magellan

DEATH SAILS WITH MAGELLAN — Charles Ford—Random House ($2.50).

Off the Islands of the Kings (Guam) . . . we found a Gallegan whose name was Gonzalo of Vigo who said he had been left in those lands for seven years. . . . He stayed with the midnight watch and showed the pilot the course . . . was seen no more. Because of this some of the seamen grew afraid and said a ghost of one of Magellan's sailors had come aboard. . . .

This provocative passage, encountered ten years ago in...

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