- Gold Breast Ornament from the graveof achief, in the form of a crocodile with three reptiles on each side.
On the paved platform were three-storey tower temples in whose ground-floor stood the stone images and altars, and before that of the war-god the green stone of sacrifice, humped so as to bend upward the body of the victim that the priest might more easily slash open the breast with his obsidian knife, tear out the heart and hold it up before the god, while the captor and his friends were waiting below for the carcase to be tumbled down the steps for them to carry home to be cooked for the feast of victory.
They are closely arrayed, capable of depression or elevation, and form a shield to the front of the breast impenetrable by the bill of a rival.
His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him.
He was killed by a cannon ball--struck in the breast before our regiment.