The Commander-in-Chief of the Haylians could not venture a pitched battle with the battalions of Napoleonic veterans, but let not let them sleep by making a feint of attacking them as soon as the French troops got to sleep at night.

This way in a few weeks an army of 30,000 veterans without a single engagement in the field, was reduced to about 5,000 effectives.

A reason more perfect than reason, and uninfluenced by its partialities, is at work in us when we sleep.

When sleep is disturbed, the domesticated animal becomes wild, cows fall off in their yield of milk; hens will not lay; sheep will not fatten.