[26th Day March 1831]

Nos encontramos con un bosque espesísimo, cuya subida estaba cubierta de trampas y púas. Los igorrotes, en lo más espeso y alto del bosque, habían levantado una pared, hecha de tierra y troncos de árboles. Detrás de ese parapeto nos arrojaban piedras, lanzas, palos de punta y todo género de armas arrojadizas […] A pesar del fuego horrible que hacíamos, en tres horas no habíamos avanzado treinta pasos

We came across a very thick forest, whose rise was covered with traps and spikes. The Igorots, in the thickest and highest part of the forest, had erected a wall, made of earth and tree trunks. Behind that parapet they threw stones, spears, pointed sticks and all kinds of throwing weapons at us […] Despite the horrible fire we made, in three hours we had not advanced thirty steps

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