[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
did not land on the people, but fell behind the marketplace at Xomolco.
Because of that the Spaniards there argued among themselves. They looked as if they were jabbing their fingers in each other’s faces, chattering a great deal. And the catapult kept returning back and forth, going one way and then the other; bit by bit it righted itself. Then it could be seen clearly that there was a stone sling at its point, attached with very thick rope. Then because of that they named it a “wooden sling.”
And again they sent out the Spaniards and all the Tlaxcalans. Then they formed up at Yacacolco, Tecpancaltitlan, and Copalnamacoyan. Then at Ateccolecan [the Spaniards] led all those who surrounded us; very slowly they proceeded. And the [Mexica] warriors came in formation, working up their spirits, taking a manly posture; no one was
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
went along bit by bit, in very good order and closely spaced, approaching the stronghold.