cupied Chichen for two years, and were engaged

orce. So they waited until a moonless and stormy night, and under cover of the darkness managed to get away and be several hours on the road before their absence was discovered. "In order to deceiv

in co


e the Indians, Montejo caused the feet of the horses to be muffled with cloths, and lest they might find by the silence that the place was evacuated, he left a dog tied to a pole on which were a bell and a piece of meat. Every time the dog trie


hard th

fights wi th the Indians. [Pg 526] Montejo lo

d to reach the meat he rang the bell, and thus the Indians supposed all the while that the Spaniards wer

st 150 of the 400 men whom he took there origina

e still behind the walls of Chichen. It was not until daylight that they discovered their mistake, and then there was not time to overtake the fugit

lly, and f inally the Indians laid regular siege

ives before they reached the territory of a friendly chief. "Let us return to the Castle of Chichen. Th


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