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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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and if there were a fubterraneous paflage Ike that of la Bafiere. He replied* € that it wm by fuch means he had been captured ; that he had long ago stopped it up as ufelefs ; but thefe rob-bers who keep pefleflion of my castle have re-paired it, and entered the castle through ft.' * And do you know its iflue ?' ' Yes, my lord : it opens into a wood not far hence/ ' It is well, by God,* faid fir Walter, and was then filent. At the end of four days, fir Walter was èon-ducted by fir Raymond to the opening of the mine in the wood, accompanied by two hun* dred of the country peafants well armed. When arrived at the entrance, he had all thé earth and thorns cleared away from before it, and a num-ber of torches lighted, and faid to thofe. with him,—' Enter this paflage, which will lead yoU to the hall of the castle : when you come to the door, break it open, for you are fuificiently strong to do it, and to combat all you fhall find, in thé castle/ They replied* c they would cheerfully obey/ Paving entered the paflage, thgy came to the steps that lead to the door of the hail, and began to make ufe of their axed and hamtnéTs in bar-tering the door. As it was about night-fall, the garrifon kept a good watch, and he«#d them working in the mine to enter the castlë. They instantly informed Efpaignolet of it; he was going to bed, but he advifed theip to place itencheft, stones and other things in the door-way, to embarrafs it fo much that they might pot enter. This was instantly done, and no peiter SI 8


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