Otherwise he would have had people attacking him at his flanks and at his rear while he was assaulting the barracks of the guardia civil.
You had assaulted the barracks?
Pablo had them seized in the night before he assaulted the barracks.
’Pablo cut the telephone wires before the assault on the barracks.
His voice was hoarse from shouting in the assault and from the smoke of the barracks.
After the assault was successful, and the last four guards had surrendered, and he had shot them against the wall, and we had drunk coffee at the cafe that always opened earliest in the morning by the corner from which the early bus left, he proceeded to the organization of the plaza.
It was this officer who was shouting who had ordered the first assault.
He had killed the young officer who had led the assault with a grenade that had gone bouncing and rolling down the slope as they came up it, running, bent half over.
In the yellow flash and gray roar of smoke he had seen the officer dive forward to where he lay now like a heavy, broken bundle of old clothing marking the farthest point that the assault had reached.
Then he walked down to where the lieutenant lay who had been killed in the first assault.
I must deliver this message now quickly and well and then make all haste to return in time for the assault on the posts.
He had never been on a motorcycle before and now they were climbing a mountain in the midst of all the movement that was going to an attack and, as they climbed, he knew now there was no problem of ever being back in time for the assault on the posts.