Las Casas' manner of living as a bishop was no different from that which he had practiced as a simple monk.
But we read these sincere pages of Las Casas with satisfaction.
Las Casas now undertook to answer Sepulveda's arguments and defend the freedom of his Indians.
The father of Las Casas was a companion of Columbus on his second voyage in 1493.
He found palms "of another sort," says Las Casas, "from those of Guinea, and from ours."
This was clearly laid down by Las Casas, in a noble passage.
Las Casas then quotes the account of the natives given by Americo Vespucci, respecting which he makes the following comments.
Ovando was a good governor, Las Casas says, "but not for Indians."
No one will doubt that battles can be fought poetically who reads Plutarch or Las Casas.
Las Casas was partly in sympathy with the Dominicans, but he thought they went too far.