Drapes and Luterius, having laid in a large supply of corn,
occupying a position at about ten miles distance from the town, intending from
it to convey the corn into the town by degrees. They chose each his respective
department. Drapes stayed behind in the camp with part of the army to protect
it; Luterius conveys the train with provisions into the town.
Accordingly, having disposed guards here and there along the road, about the
tenth hour of the night, he set out by narrow paths through the woods, to fetch
the corn into the town. But their noise being heard by the sentinels of our
camp, and the scouts which we had sent out, having brought an account of what
was going on, Caninius instantly with the ready-armed cohorts from
the nearest turrets made an attack on the convoy at the break of day. They,
alarmed at so unexpected an evil, fled by different ways to their guard: which
as soon as our men perceived, they fell with great fury on the escort, and did
not allow a single man to be taken alive. Luterius escaped thence
with a few followers, but did not return to the camp.