The Travels of Marco Polo/Book 4/Chapter 26

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How Barca And His Army Advanced To Meet Alau[edit]

(Barca advances with 350,000 horse, encamps on the plain within 10 miles of Alau; addresses his men, announcing his intention of fighting after 3 days, and expresses his confidence of success as they are in the right and have 50,000 men more than the enemy.)