These animals, by the way, had escaped injury, partly because they had been tethered between the two lines of vehicles, and partly because they had been well covered by their loads, which were plentifully stuck-with arrows. "We are ready to march," said Thurstane to Coronado. "I am sorry we can't try to recover your men back there." "No use," commented Texas Smith. "The Patchies have been at 'em.