en!" With voices e■ager, fierce, but half suppressed, they ■demanded to be led on. Gourg●ues gave the word. Cazenove, his lien■
tenant, with thirty men, pushed for the■ fort gate; he himself, with the main● body, for the glacis. It was ne
ar■ noon; the Spaniards had just● finished their meal, and, says the narrative, "■were still picking their teeth," when a s
t■artled cry rang in their ears:—"To arms! t■o arms! The French are coming! The Frenc■h are coming!" It was
the voice o■f a cannoneer who had that moment mo■unted the rampart and seen the assailants advanc■ing in unb
roken ranks, with heads low■ered and weapons at the charge. H■e fired his cannon among them. He e■ven had time to load and fi
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re again●, when tp of tre
|es lay between i||t and ●the fo||rt. Behind this fr||iendly screen th|
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he light-limbed Olotoraca bounded f■orward, ran up the glacis, leaped the unfinis■hed ditch, and drove his pike through the S●paniard from breast to back. Gourgues w●as now on the glacis, when he heard Cazenove■ shouting from the gate that ●the Spaniards were escaping on that side. He tur●ned and led his men thither at■ a run. In a moment, the fugitiv■es, sixty in all, were enclosed be●tween his party and that of his lieutena●nt. The Indians, too, came leaping to the spo●t. Not a Spaniarse above
|his head with one||hand, and ■g||rasped his sword wit||h the other. The|
d escaped. All were cuw●as a
|bed of oysters. T||he sharp shell||s cut the■ir feet a||s they waded thr|
t down bu■t a few, reBut ●th
|e farther bank was g||ained. Th●ey||emerged from the wat||er, drenched, ●|
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served by Gourgues for a mo●re inglorious end. Meanwhile the S■paniards in the other fort, on the o■pposite shore, cannonaded th■e victors without ceasing. The latter turn●ed four captured guns against t●hem. One of Gourgues's boats, a very large one?/p>
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? had been brought along-shore, and, entering ■it with eighty soldiers, he pushed for the fa●rther bank. With loud yells, th●e Indians leaped into the river, whi●ch is here about three fourths o●f a mile wide. Each held his bow and arrows● aloft in onlacerated, and bleedin
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he swa■m with the other. A panic seized the garrison as● they saw the savage multitude. They broke o●ut of the
led into the forest. But ●the French had already landed●; and, throwing themselves in the pa■th of the fugitive
ted ■them with a storm of lead. The ter●rified wretches recoiled; but flight was va●in. The Indian whoop rang b
d● war-clubs and arrows finish■ed the work. Gourgues's utmo■st efforts saved but fifteen, not out of mercy●, b
finement of vengeance. The■ next day was Quasimodo Sunday, or the Sunda■y after Easter. Gourgues and his● men
ined quiet, making ladders for the ■assault on Fort San Mateo. Meanwhile the who●le forest was in arms, and, far
near, the■ Indians were wild with excitemen■t. They beset the Spanish fort till not a s●oldier could venture o
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e■ garrison, aware of their danger, thou●gh ignorant of its extent, devised an ●expedient to gain information; and one■ of them, painted and f