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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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periled greatly having thus inclofed themfelves-, for, the gates being fattened, they could not get out. Aymerigot having mufed a little, came to the tower, and, addreffing the governor, faid ; ' Girardon, give us the keys of the cattle-gate, and I promife you we will leave it without do-ing any mifchief to the cattle/ - ' Indeed,' re-plied Girardon, f but you will carry off all my cattle: how can I believe you ?' € Give me thy hand/ faid Aymerigot to him, c and I fwear to thee, on my faith, that thou fhalt not fuffer the fmalfeft lofs/ Upon this, he like a fool, came to- a final! window in the tower, and offered his hand for him to pledge his faith on; but the moment Aymerigot got hold of it, he pulled it to him, fqueezing • it very hard, and called for his dagger, fwearing he would ftick his hand ta the wall unlefs he gave up all his keys. When Girardon faw himfelf thus caught, lie was ftupified, as indeed he had reafon ; for Ay-merigot would not give up his hand without nailing it to the wall, unlefç he received the keys. With his other hand, therefore, he gave the keys, for he had them near him. € Now fee/ faid Aymerigot to his companions, when he had got the keys, f if I have not well cheated the fool : I am equal to many fuch feats as this/ They opened the tower gate, and, be-ing the matters, put out of the caftle the gover-nor and all who were in it, without doing them any other harm. News was carried to the countefs dauphine, who


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