Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun - Chapters 1-4, Aliens Arrive, The Black Ships of the Evil Men, His High and Might Mysteriousness, Landing on Sacred Soil (The Audience Hall) Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-4, Aliens Arrive, The Black Ships of the Evil Men, His High and Might Mysteriousness, Landing on Sacred Soil (The Audience Hall) Summary

Chapter 1: One day, Friday, July 8th, 1853, to be exact, four enormous ships appeared off of the coast of Shimoda, a small fishing village in Japan. Two of these ships were streaming smoke. The people were terrified, calling them giant dragons full of smoke and alien ships of fire. They wondered if the enemy was mysteriously pushing active volcanoes towards the shore. They knew something awful was happening. The fishermen came into shore quickly. The ships were large and black. These people did not know steamboats existed and were terrified by the size of their guns. Temple bells rang across...

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