fresh cruelties were told. The Haw had sent out scouts to watch A r messengers or stragglers from the camp; an unfortunate Khamu lac* been seized, his fingers and his ears cut off, and the mutilated ^ctim sent back as a warning to those who were carrying supplies, wife of this man was also taken, and, being enceinte, she was
for it was believed that the blood of an unborn babe rendered hfe Powder with which it was mixed unfailing in the destruction of .lfu' Round ticals were also used as bullets, as they, too, were charmed
0 render them fatal.
A n February 22 we reached the field of battle. The oracles were