Half-way down its sides lies the Lake of Masaya, imprisoned within its walls of adamant.
To the south lies the lava desert, well named "the Hell of Masaya," barring the road from Granada.
It was acted in the Mangue tongue at Masaya as late as 1822, but the text is, unfortunately, lost.
At the head of only eight hundred men he rode out of Granada, on the morning of October 11th, and took the high road for Masaya.
Four hundred of them had fallen in the battle of Masaya, and an equally large number was supposed to have perished before Granada.
By ten o'clock at night they halted near the suburbs of Masaya, threw out pickets, and went into camp.
Before the filibusters' bivouac lay the Lake of Masaya, reflecting the watch-fires of the town.
Masaya had not been taken, but Walker had achieved a greater victory and inflicted a heavy loss upon the allies.
The severe punishment inflicted on the allies at Masaya and Granada had the effect of keeping them for a time in check.