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December 29, 1899

At 6 o’clock in the morning we all hunted for “camotes” and made our breakfast with them. We resumed the march at 8 o’clock.

The Igorrotes again attacked us on the road. Our troops replied with their guns; but as our people traveled on, the Igorrotes followed, attacking us with their lances, and yelling lustily as if they wished to terrify us. We came to a river on the side of a high mountain, and while we were passing down the mountains toward said river, suddenly a rain of rocks fell upon us, lasting considerable time.

Fortunately for us, we had no casualties. The Igorrotes who were throwing the rocks were occupying the top of the mountain, and so we were unable to see them.

This was at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

We crossed the river and again went on climbing among the mountains until, after a three hours’ continuous march, we arrived at the Ayangan settlement. The Igorrotes of this settlement behaved themselves well toward us. That same night they gave us rice and pork; so we were able to have dinner.

We have passed the time pleasantly on this settlement, having tarried here for two days.