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When the largest castle came up to our floating defence, it immediately
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When The Largest Castle Came Up To Our Floating Defence, It Immediately Commenced A Tremendous Fire Of All Its Ordnance Upon Our Caravels; And At This Time Pacheco Ordered A _Saker_ To Be Shot Off, Which Seemed To Do Very Little Harm Even At A Second Discharge.

The remainder of the castles now came into their stations, and the battle raged with the utmost fury. What with incessant flights of arrows, and the smoke of so many guns, our people could seldom see the vessels of the enemy.

In this extremity, the saker was discharged a third time against the largest castle, which had been somewhat shaken by the two former discharges. By this shot its iron work was broken, some of its beams were forced from their places, and several of the men on board were slain. By two other discharges of the saker this castle was all torn in pieces, and was forced to retire out of the battle. Still however the rest of the castles, and the numerous fleet of small craft kept up the fight. Towards evening all the castles were much injured, many of the paraws were sunk and torn in pieces, and great numbers of the enemy slain; so that at length they were constrained to retire. On our side not one man was even wounded: One only ball went through the caravel in which Pacheco commanded, and passed among many of his men without doing any hurt. On the enemy retiring, Pacheco gave chase in the two boats and some paraws; and the caravels kept up a constant fire upon point _Arraul_, whence they forced the zamorin and the land army to retire, after having 330 of his men slain.

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