Published on December 7, 2014
My name is Ford Johnstone and I am a European explorer. I’d prepared for this grand voyage for months and months. After Christopher Columbus first found the New World and brought back new goods to Europe, it became my dream to do that too, not only for the personal glory I’d get when I came back, but for the fun and experience too. I knew that there were consequences too though, since he and his crew brought back new diseases, and I’d heard rumors that they brought diseases there too. Now I am standing on the deck with my crew, looking out at the sea. We had just left the port and we were heading for Africa to pick up slaves before heading to the New World.