chapter  XXVI
How the General Abadulacão attacked the fortress a second time &c:
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T h e Persian Captains being heartened by the words of their General Abadulacao made another speech to their soldiers, who hearing it, drew their scimetars, buckled on their shields, and attacked the fortress like madmen, without waiting for further orders. Our Portuguese who on such occasions do not know how to turn their backs upon the foe,— and the more so since they had such a Captain as was Ruy Freyre,— received them so bravely, that on the two parts where the Persians scaled the walls they were forced to descend with greater speed. This aftion lasted for the greater part of the day, until Abadulacslo with­ drew with less 6lan than he had come, and leaving many dead, which, as we afterwards learnt, exceeded 2,000 besides those wounded.1