Mexico began to assault the Spaniards from the south and west by three dams. Cortes with a detachment olide tried to break into the city along the main dam of Sholoka; Sandoval - for a small auxiliary dam, connecting with her Akachinanko; this time from the west approach takubskoy causeway Alvarado. It supports four brigantine, two more were sent to aid Sandoval to the auxiliary dam. Without Brigantine able to withstand the onslaught of the Indian canoe, the Spaniards would have been little hope to destroy the fortifications of the city water. Dams were so dotted with houses and fortresses, so often interrupted by bridges and block the Mexica erected barricades that every yard of the dam had to win at the cost of a serious battle. Moreover, due to obstacles, mud and silt from the horses that made up the main advantage of the Spaniards on land, it was a little confused. Every night breaks so thoroughly fallen asleep during the day, digged again. Nevertheless, a few days Cortes managed to penetrate into Tenochtitlan, the southern part of the city, walk to the temple area and to capture the height of a hundred steps, almost as tall as himself a great teokali. Now, when Cortes appeared already in the city, the young ruler of Texcoco warriors brought him his province, so now the Spaniards were advancing on three dams supported by not less than one hundred thousand Indian warriors. The end of the storm seemed to be at hand. However, the city itself is crossed in all directions countless channels; Mexica destroyed all the bridges and defended every break with unusual fury, hurled from the roofs of houses near sling stones and arrows; progress could only heaped every channel and destroying everything standing next to him at home. Thus, house by house, one of the most beautiful cities in the world has been destroyed. At this point, the vehemence Alvarado again almost led to disaster. Cortes tried to link the two attacks on the city level, paving the passage through several streets, connecting with takubskoy dam. Before him, however, turned out to be half a dozen breaches and capturing them, and filled three of them, he made camp for the night. Obviously, his goal was to Market Square. Alvarado aspired to the same goal, but his people have such a resistance that every night they were forced to retreat across the causeway back to their camp in Takube, leaving only the posts have fallen asleep breaks. It is now between Alvarado and Cortes emerged a kind of rivalry - each of them wanted to get to the first area. This area, is a vast open space, surrounded by arcades and numerous temples, was an ideal platform for the organization of a forward base. Takubskaya dam goes directly to the area, and Alvarado, inspired by the capture of several intermediate bridges and barricades, made a leap towards the area, especially as the Mexica, seemed to have been broken and run. However, it was a trap. Behind Alvarado left the band width of the shallow water sixty feet that overcame the ford with his men and horses. Fifty soldiers have only just begun to fill the gap in the dike when the Mexica turned suddenly and violently attacked. Canoeing, waiting in ambush, immediately appeared in the dam break. Brigantine stockade held underwater, and they were not able to come to the rescue. Alvarado made his way to the next street, and worked his way through much deeper break, but there were dug under the water pit traps. The Spaniards narrowly escaped death, and Alvarado was able to save his life and get out of this alteration, losing only one horse. But in addition to the dead and wounded five Spaniards were captured alive.
Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice
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