Mexico - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 4 - By Robert Kerr
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He Was Carried In His Litter In The Usual State, On The Shoulders Of Some Of The Principal Lords Of His Court, Having Three Hundred Indians Marching Before Him In Rich Uniforms, Who Removed Every Stone Or Other Substance Which Might Obstruct The Way, Even Carefully Picking Up The Smallest Straws.

He was followed by a numerous train of curacas or caciques, and principal officers of his court, all carried in litters.

The Peruvians held the Spaniards in small estimation, they were so few in number, and imagined they could easily make them all prisoners without presuming to make the smallest resistance. One of the caciques had sent to inform Atahualpa not to stand in any awe of the Spaniards, as they were not only few in number, but so effeminate and lazy that they were unable to march on foot without being tired by a very short distance, for which reason they travelled on the backs of _large sheep_, by which name they distinguished our horses.

In the order already described, Atahualpa entered with all his army and attendants into a large square or enclosure in front of the _tambos_ or palace of Caxamarca; and seeing the Spaniards so few in number and all on foot, as the cavalry remained in concealment, he conceived that they would not certainly dare to stand before him or to resist his commands. Rising up therefore in his litter, be said to his attendants, "These people are all in our power, and will assuredly surrender." To which they all answered that this was certainly the case.

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