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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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to have them by famine or other wife, he fipd to his companions,—* Gentlemen, I find the lord de Paflac hates us mortally, and that by a blockade he will ftarve us. He may eafily do it, if he erect a fmall fort and garrifon it with only one hundred lances, for we fhall then be prevented quitting the caftle. I therefore propofe, that we this night pack up all we can carry, and fafly through the mine, which is wide enough, and opens into a fmall wood hard by. We fhall thus be out of all danger before any one know what is become of us, for there is not one man in the army that is acquainted with this mine/ His propofal was agreed to : and that fame night, having packed up their all, they entered the fubterranean paflage with lighted torches, and îflued out in a wood half a league from the caftle. • There were thofe with them able to conduct them through bye roads to other fortrefles in Li-rnoufîn and Rouergue. Some however, the mo-ment they were out of danger, departed different ways, faying, they would not carry on the war longer, Angerot, with four others, went to a cafttein Perigord, called Mont Royal, where the lord of it received them handfomely ; for he and his dependants were entirely Englifh, and would never turn French when others did fo, and many were of his way of thinking. Thus did the garrifon of Pulpiron efcape, not leaving a fingle varlet behind \ and, before it was known to the army, they had arrived at the dif-ferent place? whither they intended going, Oft 314


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