A Map of the City and Country of Panama

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At dawn on the morning of the tenth day the buccaneers got ready for the assault. Morgan had them drawn up in battle order, and on they marched with drums beating and flags flying. The guides had warned Morgan to take another way, avoiding the high-road, where the Spaniards were sure to have laid an effective ambush. So, a musket-shot to their right, the buccaneers left the main road and filed down a path through the woods. The going was rough, but they were men so used to hardship that it made little difference. Just as the guides had said, the Spaniards were entrenched along the high road, and when they saw the buccaneers going another way they were obliged to turn and meet them.

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