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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5
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. Aimerigot ^ made one day an excurfion, with xnly twelve companions, to feek -adventures : they took the road towards Aloite, near St. Flour which has a handfomc caftle in the bilhoprick of Clermont : they knew the caftle was only guarded by the porter. As they were riding filently co-wards Aloife, Aimerigot fpies the porter fitting on the trunk of a tree withoutfide of the caftle: a Breton, who (hot extraordinarily well with a.crofs-bow, fays to him, € Would you like tt have that porter killed at a (hot ?'c Yes/ replied Aimerigot j * and I beg you will do fo.' The crofs-bowman (hoots a bolt, which he drives into the porter!* head, and knocks him down: the porter, feeling himfeif mortally wounded, regains the gate, which he attempts to (hut, but cannot, and falls down dead. • ' _ Aimerigot and his companions haften to the caftle, which they enter by the wicket, and fee the porter lying dead and his wife diftrafted befide him : they do her no harm, but enquire where the conftable of the caftle is : (he replies that he is at Clermont. They promife to fpare her life, if fhe will give them the keys of the caftle and of the dungeon ; which when fhe has done, for fhe could not any way defend herfelf, they (hut her out, having given her what belonged to her, and indeed as much as (be could carry away. She went to St. Flour, which is but a league off i the inhabitants were much frightened, as well as all they adjoining country, when they heard that Aioife was become Englifh. Soon 77


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