chapter  XXXVIII
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The Enemy captures the Bastion of Santiago &c:

T h e Persians on seeing themselves mailers of the bailion regarded the war as over and the fortress as taken; they firil concerned themselves with strengthen­ ing it, making some ramparts on the side facing the fortress from whence they could batter it, being pro­ tected by the two flankers of the wall; although our men raked them from the flanks with discharges of cannon and musketry which they flred at them all night long, whereby they harassed them in such a fashion that they could not fortify themselves as well as they had hoped.