A great force of men pressed from behind. Hannibal passed the night without horses and baggages. The next day, the barbarians now having attacked less vigorously, the forces had joined and the defile was topped not without disaster, nevertheless having more ruin of the beasts of burden than of men. The elephants even though they were driven through the narrow paths in a grand manner, still wherever they went, they made the column safe from enemies, because there was fear to those unaccustomed to approaching closer. To the tired soldiers by discouragement at so many (of the) troubles, besides the chance of snow, added huge terror.