"Since I have the choice, I prefer to opt for the latter struggle," he is reported to have told his besiegers.
He voluntarily proposed to surrender himself to the besiegers.
The besiegers won this place and camped in it for many weeks.
The next month, returning with a new army, Diaz besieged his own town, now in the hands of those who were lately its besiegers.
A town or fortress is said to fall when it is compelled to surrender to besiegers.
The night was dark, rainy, and well adapted for such a service; and in the course of it the besiegers did not lose a man.
It was the fears of the besiegers now simply that was protecting the besieged.
The defenders fell at their post to a man, and the work was carried by the besiegers.
Nothing could have happened to take the besiegers more by surprise.
Lieut. Fiske thinks its first use was by the French in the siege of Paris, to discover the operations of the besiegers.