[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
Third chapter, where it is said what Moteucçoma ordered when he heard the statement of those who saw the first boat that came.
Thereupon Moteucçoma gave instructions to the man from Cuetlaxtlan and the rest, telling them, “Give orders that watch be kept everywhere along the coast, at [the places] called Nauhtlan, Toztlan, and Mictlanquauhtla, wherever they will come to land.” Then the stewards left and gave orders for watch to be kept.
And Moteucçoma assembled his lords, the Cihuacoatl Tlilpotonqui, the Tlacochcalcatl Quappiaztzin,
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
Third chapter, of what Moteucçoma decreed after he heard the account of those who saw the first ships.
When Moteucçoma had heard the news of those who came from the sea, he immediately had summoned the highest ranking of them, named Cuetlaxtecatl, and the rest who had come with the message, and ordered them to place guards and lookouts in all the small settlements of the seacoast— one is called Nauhtlan Toztlan, another Mictlanquauhtla—in order to be looking out for when