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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.7

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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.7
page 148



few efcaped being killed m taken. Le Mem-géant was carried to Touloufe ; and thefénéfchal had great difficulty to fave him from the popu* lace, who wanted to put him to death when they faw him in the • hands of their own officer, fo much was he hated at Touloufe. ' Fortunately for him, the duke of Berry chnc-. ed to come to that city, and he had fuch good friends that the duke gave him his liberty in con-federation of a thoufand francs being paid the fé-néfchal for his ranfom. Le Mengeant, on gain-ing his liberty, returned to Lourde, where he Oeafed not from his usual enterprifes. One time he fet out with others, without arms, difguifed as an abbot attended by four monks; for he and his companions had fhaven the crowns of their heads, and no one would have imagined who law them but that they were real monks, for they had every appearance in drefs and look. In this manner he came to Montpelier, and alighted at the hotel of the Angel, faying he was an abbot from Upper Gafcony going to Paris on bufinefs. He made acquaintance with a rich man of Mont* pelier, called fir Beranger, who was likewife bound for Paris on his affairs. On the abbot telling him he would carry him thither free from all ex-penfe, he was delighted that the journey would coft him nothing, and fet out with le Mengeant attended only by a fervant. They had not left Montpelier three leagues _ when - le Mengeant made him his prifoner, and conducted him through- crooked and bye wad* fo km garrifou of ISS


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