New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration - Chapter 2b, New Atlantis, a Work Unfinished (Conversation with Governor continued, Conversation with Joabim) Summary & Analysis

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The next day the governor returned for another question. The sailors asked how the people of Bensalem knew so much of the outside world without anyone knowing about them. The governor maintained that some details must remain secret but still gave a full answer. Three thousand years ago, the navigation of the world was a smaller distance than it was in the year of 1612.

Many peoples had great fleets in those days such as the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, Egypt, Palestine, and China. But so did the people of the great Atlantis that the sailors' people call America. The people of Bensalem had fifteen hundred ships with great capacity. The island of Bensalem was known then before it was named...

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