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网址EARLY in the morning, when marching from a little town calledChangu, we had a river to pass, which we were obliged to ferry;and, had the Tartars had any intelligence, then had been the timeto have attacked us, when the caravan being over, the rear-guardwas behind; but they did not appear there. About three hoursafter, when we were entered upon a desert of about fifteen orsixteen miles over, we knew by a cloud of dust they raised, thatthe enemy was at hand, and presently they came on upon the spur.国际大发国际娱乐开户网址娱乐Our Chinese guards in the front, who had talked so big the daybefore, began to stagger; and the soldiers frequently looked behindthem, a certain sign in a soldier that he is just ready to runaway. My old pilot was of my mind; and being near me, called out,"Seignior Inglese, these fellows must be encouraged, or they willruin us all; for if the Tartars come on they will never stand it."- "If am of your mind," said I; "but what must be done?" - "Done?"says he, "let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on eachwing, and encourage them. They will fight like brave fellows inbrave company; but without this they will every man turn his back."Immediately I rode up to our leader and told him, who was exactlyof our mind; accordingly, fifty of us marched to the right wing,and fifty to the left, and the rest made a line of rescue; and sowe marched, leaving the last two hundred men to make a body ofthemselves, and to guard the camels; only that, if need were, theyshould send a hundred men to assist the last fifty.开户网址At last the Tartars came on, and an innumerable company they were;how many we could not tell, but ten thousand, we thought, at theleast. A party of them came on first, and viewed our posture,traversing the ground in the front of our line; and, as we foundthem within gunshot, our leader ordered the two wings to advanceswiftly, and give them a salvo on each wing with their shot, whichwas done. They then went off, I suppose to give an account of thereception they were like to meet with; indeed, that salute cloyedtheir stomachs, for they immediately halted, stood a while toconsider of it, and wheeling off to the left, they gave over theirdesign for that time, which was very agreeable to ourcircumstances.

国际娱乐Two days after we came to the city of Naun, or Naum; we thanked thegovernor for his care of us, and collected to the value of ahundred crowns, or thereabouts, which we gave to the soldiers sentto guard us; and here we rested one day. This is a garrisonindeed, and there were nine hundred soldiers kept here; but thereason of it was, that formerly the Muscovite frontiers lay nearerto them than they now do, the Muscovites having abandoned that partof the country, which lies from this city west for about twohundred miles, as desolate and unfit for use; and more especiallybeing so very remote, and so difficult to send troops thither forits defence; for we were yet above two thousand miles from Muscovyproperly so called. After this we passed several great rivers, andtwo dreadful deserts; one of which we were sixteen days passingover; and on the 13th of April we came to the frontiers of theMuscovite dominions. I think the first town or fortress, whicheverit may he called, that belonged to the Czar, was called Arguna,being on the west side of the river Arguna.开户

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