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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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could have been done. The fènéfchal of Toi-loufe replied,—€ That if they were gone, it mull have been through fome fubterraneous paffage.' The caftle was fearched, and this paffage disco-vered in the cellars, with the door wide open. The lords would examine it; and fir Walter faid to the fènéfchal of Touloufe,—' Did not you. know of this paffage, fir Hugh ? € By my faith/ he replied, * I certainly have heard that fuch a thing was in this caftle ; but I forgot it, and ne-ver imagined they would thus have made ufe of it/ *But in God's name they have done fo,' anfwered fir Walter, ' as is very clear. Have all the castles in this country fimilar mines andpaf-fages P ' Sir/ faid fir Hugh, c there are many castles which have been built in the fame man-ner, particularly all thofe that belonged to Re-ginald de Montauban ; for when he waged war against king Charlemagne of France, he had them fo well built, by the advice of Maugis his coufin, that when the king was befieging them with his whole power, and refistance would have been vain, they made ufe of their tunnels, and departed without taking leave/ € By my troth/ faid sir Walter,c 1 admire the thought. I know not if any king, duke or neighbour I have, will make war upon me \ but on my return home I will have instantly built, '%% my castle of Paffac, just fuch a paffage/ Here ended this conversation. They took pot; fefiion of the caftle, and, having placed a good garrifon therein to guard it, they began their march 316


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