However, Josephus contrived another stratagem besides the foregoing,
to get plenty of what they wanted. There was a certain rough and uneven
place that could hardly be ascended, and on that account was not guarded
by the soldiers; so Josephus sent out certain persons along the western
parts of the valley, and by them sent letters to whom he pleased of the
Jews that were out of the city, and procured from them what necessaries
soever they wanted in the city in abundance; he enjoined them also to creep
generally along by the watch as they came into the city, and to cover their
backs with such sheep-skins as had their wool upon them, that if any one
should spy them out in the night time, they might be believed to be dogs.
This was done till the watch perceived their contrivance, and encompassed
that rough place about themselves.