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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.9

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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.9
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-im have done. I will net, therefore,, ranfom any man belonging to ine, unlefs he be taken when in my company/ This was all the anfWer they could get refpecting Geronnet's ranfom. They confulted together, and thought it would be right to fend three of them to give Geronnet information of this, that he might confider the matter. The three who were fent, paffing with* out the walls of Clermont, gave their horfes water at the iftill brook, which runs h&d by. They remained fome time in the brook observ-ing the walls of Clermont, and noticing they were not too high to be fcaled. 1 By the head of Saint Anthony/ faid they among themfelves, this town may be eafily taken : if we come here fome night, we may have it, provided the guard is not very fkong/ They then added, in their Gafcon dialect, c We will bargain for it now, and another time buy it: one cannot bar-gain and buy in the fame day.* They then paffed on, and arrived at Montferrant, where they found Geronnet and their companions. They related to them, word for word, all that had paifed between them ahd Perrot le Béarnois, which, as they knew not where elfe to feek for money to pay their ranfoms, vexed them ex-ceedingly, and for a day and night they w«fe outrageous at his conduct. Geronnet having calmly considered the mat-ter, laid to thofe who had come from Chaluçet,— c ïrotheiï-foldiers, return to oui captais, and tell him from me, thai ever fince I have been under Mi command, I have loyally and faithfully ferved him,


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