[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
the Ticocyahuacatl Quetzalaztatzin, and the Huitznahuatlailotlac Ecatenpatiltzin. He reported the account to them, and showed them, put before them, the beads they had brought.
He said to them, “We have beheld the fine blue turquoise; it is to be guarded well, the custodians are to take good care of it; if they let one piece get away from them, [their] homes, children, and women with child will be ours.”
Then the year changed to the one following, Thirteen Rabbit, and when it was nearly over, at the end of the year Thirteen Rabbit, [the Spaniards] made an appearance and were seen once again. Then the stewards quickly came to tell Moteucçoma.
When he heard it, he quickly sent out a party. He thought and believed that it was Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl who had landed. For they were of the opinion that he would return, that he would appear, that he would comeback to his seat of authority, since he had gone in that direction [eastward] when he left. And [Moteucçoma] sent five [people] to go to meet him and give him things. The leader had the official title of Teohua [custodian of the god] and the personal name of Yohualli ichan. The second was Tepoztecatl, the third Tiçahua, the fourth Huehuetecatl, and the fifth Hueicamecatl eca.
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
those ships should return, so that then they would report on it. With this the calpisques or captains departed and immediately ordered that lookouts be put in the said settlements.
Then Moteucçoma assembled his leaders, one of whom was called Cihuacoatl, another Tlilpotonqui, another Tlacochcalcatl, another Quappiatzin, another Ticocyahuacatl, another Quetzalaztatzin, another Huitznahuatlailotlac, and another Ecatempatiltzin. To all these he communicated the news that had arrived, and he showed them the glass beads that the messengers had brought, telling them,
"These appear to me to be precious stones; let them be guarded well in the chamber. Let none be lost, and if any is lost, those who are in charge of guarding the chamber will pay for it."
A year from that time, in the year of Thirteen Rabbits, those who were at the viewpoints saw ships in the sea and right away came in a great hurry to give notice to Moteucçoma.
When Moteucçoma heard the news, he immediately sent people for the reception of Quetzalcoatl, because he thought it was him who was coming, because they were expecting him daily. And because they had accounts that Quetzalcoatl had gone by sea toward the east, and the ships came from the direction of the east, they thought it was him. Moteucçoma sent five leaders to receive him and give him a great present that he sent him. The highest ranking of those who went was named Yohualli ichan, the second Tepoztecatl, the third Tiçahua, the fourth Huehuetecatl, and the fifth Hueicamecatl eca.