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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
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kaigbt could no longer defift from leaping out of his bed, and calling out. ç Who is it that at this hour thus knocks at my chamber door ? He was instantly answered, c It is I.' c And who sends thee hither ?* afked* the knight, c The, clerk of Catalonia, whom thou haft much wronged : for thou haft deprived him of the rights of his bene-fice: I will, therefore, never leave thee quiet, until thou haft rendered him a just account, with which he fhall be contented." c What art thou called,' said the knight, ' who art so good a mef-fenger?' c My name is Orthon. c Orthon,' faid the knight, 6 serving a clerk will "toot be of much advantage to thee ; for, if thou believest him, he will give thee great trouble: I beg thou wilt therefore leave him and serve me, and I fhall think myself obliged te thee.' Orthon was ready with his answer, for he had taken a liking to the kaight, and faid, c Do you wish it?* ' Yes, replied the knight ; c but no harm muft be done to any one within thefe walls/ « Oh no/ anfwered Orthon: c I have no power to do ill to any one, only to awaken thee and dis* turb thy reft, or that of other perfons/ ' Do what I tell thee,' added the knight : « we fhall well agree; and leave this wicked priest, for he is a worthlefe fellow, and ferve me/ c Well/ replied Orthon, c fince thou wilt have it fo, I confent/ • Orthon took fuch an affection to the lord de Coraffe that he came often to fee him in the night-time j and, when he found him fleepiug, he pulled hid pillow from under hi* bead, or made great noif 297


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