It was September 1522 when they reached the spice islands—the goal of all their hopes.
He was more certain than ever now that by this sea he could reach the spice islands.
They are now cultivated in several other places, and consequently their value in the spice islands has greatly fallen.
But he did not find the way to the spice islands on the voyage.
The Dutch still continue to exclude all other European nations from any direct trade to their spice islands.
We are sailing at his command to discover the spice islands.
It may not be one of the spice islands, but it grows the best ginger to be found in the world.
For the world was not so large but that the spice islands, three thousand miles east of Calicut, must be in Spanish waters.
"You should have been born in the spice islands," said the hostess, tapping the dark cheek with her fore finger.
English merchants were fighting their way to the spice islands, and establishing settlements in the dominions of the Mogul.