Ade his camp here, being always on the alert and having the horses
saddled. And the men were without [proper] food and even without any
comfort because there was neither fire-wood nor water, nor had they
brought their tents with them to shelter them, because of which they all
nearly died of cold on account of the fact that it rained much early in
the night and then snowed so that the arms and clothes were drenched.
But each one sought the best remedy he could, and so that evil and
troublous night passed to the dawn when he commanded that all mount
their horses so as to arrive early at Xauxa which was four leagues from
there. When two had been crossed over, the Governor divided the
seventy-five soldiers between three captains, giving fifteen to each,
and taking with him the remaining twenty and the twenty peones who were
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