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1896 Excerpt: ...dreary region, intersected with barrancas and
rocky ravines that added incredibly to their toil. Their principal
food was the parched corn, which usually formed the nourishment of
the travelling Indians, though held of much less account by the
Spaniards; and this meagre fare was reinforced by such herbs as
they found on the way-side, which, for want of better utensils, the
soldiers were fain to boil in their helmets.8 Carbajal, meanwhile,
pressed on them so close that their baggage, ammunition, and
sometimes their mules, fell into his hands. The indefatigable
warrior was always on their track, by day and by night, allowing
them scarcely any repose. They spread no tent, and lay down in
their arms, with their steeds standing saddled beside them; and
hardly had the weary soldier closed his 'Fernandez, Hist, del Pern,
ubi algunas Jervas, que cocian en laa supra.--Herrera, Hist,
general, dec. Celadas, quando paraban a dar 7, lib. 9, cap.
22.--Garcilasso, aliento a loa Caballos." Herrera, Com. Real., lib.
4, cap. 26. Hist, general, dec. 7, lib. 9, cap. " Caminando, pues,
comiendo 84. eyes when he was startled by the cry that the enemy
was upon him.9 At length the harassed followers of Blasco Nunez
reached the depoblado, or desert of Paltos, whicL stretches towards
the north for many a dreary league. The ground, intersected by
numerous streams, has the character of a great quagmire, and men
and horses floundered about in the stagnant waters, or with
difficulty worked their way over the marsh, or opened a passage
through the tangled underwood that shot up in rank luxuriance from
the surface. The wayworn horses, without food, except such as they
could pick up in the wilderness, were often spent with travel, and,
becoming unserviceable, were left to di...
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