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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.6

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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.6
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as far as the caftle, and attack it?* * My lord/ re* , Jlied the magician, € of this I dare not afftire you ; for if any one of them, while on this bridgé, fhould make the fign of the croft, all would dis-appear, and thofe on it would fall into the fea/ The duke, upon this, began to laugh, and fome of the young knights prefentfaid,—4 Ha, my lord, for God's fake^ let him do it : we will not make any fign of the crofs, and by this means we fhall eafily capture our enemies/ _ Hie duke faid he would confider of it. The earl of Savoy was not prefent at this con-verfation, but came foon afterwards. When the earl entered the duke's tent, the magician hadjuft left it ; but the duke told him al that had paffed, and what offers he had made. Tire earl, having mufed a while, faid, c Send him to my quarters, * and I will examine him. He is that mafter ma-gician by whofe means the queen of Naples and lir Otho de Brimfwick were taken in the caftel delOvo, for he caufed the fea to fwell fo high that it fe'emed as if it would fwaflow the caftle : thofe withm it were fo much frightened they looked on themfelves as dead. One ought never to put too great a confidence rn fuch people ; for you fee the wickednefs of the wretches m this country : in order to pleafe you, and to obtain your benefactions, he wifl betray Charles de Durazzo, to whom he formerly gave up the queen of Naples and her husband/ € Well,' replied the duke, • I will send him to you/ The corxverfation took another turn, and, after 4


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