The caravels weighed anchor and on September 3, 1518, stood before Campeche. Unarmed natives, ostensibly pointing the way to the well, led them instead into an ambush of three hundred warriors. Artillery shots put them to flight, and Juan de Grijalva landed with reinforcements. The Spaniards then spent two nights filling their water casks and taking corn from the fields. (Robert Weddle, 1985: 76)