Purpose of conveying wood to the city on p'ack horses] This road was thickly imprinted with the tracks of horses'and men: there was no 'snow upon it, and therefore the Japanese could not trace our footsteps. It led in a straight northerly direction, and passed over the level summits of the hills. We Were not a little delighted at the discovery. And advanced with increased rapidity. I still felt much pain in my knee, and through the whole of my leg; but as we were walking on level ground, it was nothing to equal that which I experienced when ascending the side of the hill.