Heart medicine…

Posted on Dec 21, 2013 by in Letters

(This letter was written in December 2013)

The story is told of the conquest of Mexico (a rousing good story with wonderful books by Thomas, Prescott, et al) during which Cortez kidnapped the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, and forced him to turn over the Aztec gold.  At one point Montezuma asked Cortez why the Spaniards were so avid for gold.  Cortez responded that the Spaniards had a disease of the heart which only gold would cure.

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