For three years civil war raged, when finally paez gave up and Falcon assumed direction of the exhausted country.
The Spaniards retreated in a panic, and paez and his fellow-prisoners effected their escape.
At length, in 1821, Bolivar and paez effected a junction of their forces, and marched to meet the Spanish army.
paez himself was a magnificent horseman, and wielded the lance, the characteristic weapon of the Llaneros, to perfection.
Very different was the career of General paez, who was born at Araure.
On one occasion, when accompanied by very few of his own troops, paez rode up to a powerful body of Royalist cavalry.
With New Granada in a ferment behind him he could not expect to conquer paez and the formidable llaneros.
The question is discussed at length by two writers in the "Biographie universelle," under the titles "Bruce" and "paez."
paez ever proved himself a most indefatigable enemy to the Spaniards.
News came in 1829 that paez had again assumed the dictatorship of Venezuela.