chapter  VI
How the ships of England arrived‚ and how our fleet went to encounter them &c:
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Night fell, and the Captain-Major gave orders as to the course to be fteered since he knew the route they were taking; the ship’s-Lanterns were lit on board of the Capitanea and Almiranta, as was likewise done in the English ships, so that the galleons were able to follow them; the Enemy, considering the risk they would run in battle (being only two ships together with a pataxo of ours, which they had taken going from Dio to Ormuz laden with cloths), as soon as the distance and time allowed of it, took off the English­ men who were aboard the pataxo, extinguished her lantern, and lit another on a plank which they threw into the Sea, and altering their course sought safety in flight.