Negociations were in this state, when suddenly ominous sounds proceeded from the Bay of Navarino.
Near this lay an envelope printed with the name of a Navarino hotel.
Greece was torn by internal dissensions, and assailed by barbarian foes, who reduced Navarino, and invested Missolonghi.
Next day they weighed anchor early, and dividing their fleet, sailed into the harbour of Navarino by both entrances at once.
In the face of this Massacre of Navarino compact the victorious Greeks put men, women and children to the sword.
As a result of this victory, Navarino and Tripolitza fell into the hands of the Greek insurgents after short sieges.
Admiral Codrington, who commanded the allied fleet, now before Navarino, showed much forbearance.
However that might have been, the destruction of the Ottoman fleet at Navarino was of momentous importance.
The forts of Navarino then capitulated, and Ibrahim pushed on his victorious march towards the centre of the Morea.
The Turks were under the further disadvantage that the greater part of their fleet had been destroyed at Navarino.