A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (All Region DVD) 1949 Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Wednesday, 27 March 2019  |  Admin

For those who scoff at the clever eclipse trick being pure fantasy it is said that Mark Twain got his idea for Hank Martin to use the eclipse for his benefit from Christopher Columbus. Columbus was stranded in Jamaica in 1503, on his fourth voyage, Columbus and his crew were wearing out their welcome with the natives, who were looking after them. Columbus knew a lunar eclipse was coming, so he "predicted" the Moon's disappearance. The natives begged him to bring it back and, of course, he did, in due time. In doing so probably saved the lives of himself and his crew.

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