But a number of good and able men, particularly Cuevas and Couto, determined to ward off ruin, and awakened others.
The attack on Father Cuevas occurred at a point where no trace of natives could be found.
The duke did not wish to rob the Seor de las Cuevas of the reparation due to him.
In the years following the Cuevas episode numerous expeditions were sent out which opened up the interior of California.
The old sailor greatly wished his ward to continue the uninterrupted course of the Cuevas with regard to a profession.
There was a round of suppressed laughter in the dark, for Seor de las Cuevas inspired all the sea-folk with profound respect.