Excerpt from Narratives of Sorcery and Magic, From the Most Authentic Sources, Vol. 2 of 2 Torralva returned to Spain in 1510, and lived for some time at the court of Ferdinand the Catholic. One day Zequiel, whose informations were usually of a political character, told him that the king would soon receive disagreeable news. Torralva immediately communicated this piece of informa tion to Ximenes de Cisneros, archbishop of Toledo, (who was subsequently raised to the dignity of car dinal, and made inquisitor general of Spain, ) and the grand captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova The same day a courier arrived with dispatches from Africa, containing intelligence of the ill success of the expedition against the Moors, and of the death of don Garcia de Toledo, son of the duke of Alva, who commanded it.
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