[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
at Teteuhtitlan; it was still dark when they took position. Then they began filling in the waters, filling in a small lake called Tlaixcuipan. They seemed to go jostling each other, some carrying stone, some wood, pillars, door lintels, adobes, corner stones, etc. They went about chattering, raising the dust. The reason they did it was that it occurred to them and they imagined that they would plunder the common people who lived beside the road going to Tepeyacac.
And when the [Mexica] warriors saw what they were doing and what their intention was, they considered what they could do. And when they considered well, a boat was brought; they came poling it very slowly, stationing it at the side of the road. No warrior’s device could be seen; everything was just covered over.
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
from the houses they had demolished, and they robbed all the houses that were in that vicinity.
When the Mexica saw what the enemy was doing, they secredy got out four canoes full of warriors under four captains, one of whom was called Topantemoctzin, another Tlacotzin, another Temilotzin, and the fourth Coyohuehuetzin. When they were ready, they began to paddle [pole] with vigor, and with two canoes on one side, and the other two on the other, they went against, those who were filling in the lake.