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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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him, and, if he pleafes, will continue to do fo ; and let him know, that if I fhall be forced to turn to the French to obtain my liberty, he will not gain by it. I fhall, however, delay doing this as long as I can ; and it will be always againft my own inclinations. Tell him alfo, that if he will pay our fanfoms, I will, within one month after our deliverance, conduct him to fuch a place, that it will be his own fault, if he does not gain one hundred thoufand francs from it.' The three companions returned to Perrot, and punctually gave him the meffage that Geronnet had charged them with. On hearing it, he mufed a while, and faid, c It may be fo: I will fpeedily give him his liberty.' He' ordered a large coffer to be opened, that contained up-wards of forty thoufand francs, money acquired by pillage you muft underftand, and not from the rents of his eftate in Beam ; for the town wherein he was born, and always refided before he left Beam, has but twelve houfes, and belongs to the count de Foix. The name of it is Dadam, three leagues from Orthès. Perrot le Béarnois had counted out before him two-and-twepty hundred francs, and one hun-dred for their expenfes, which he put into a ptirfe, and, calling to him the three companions who had returned from Montferrant, faid,—c I give you three-and-twenty hundred francs : a friend in need is a friend indeed: I fhall rifk them for Geronnet'g freedom: he is able to regain fofr me, if he pleafes, as much again, if not more.* ' The companions took the money and fet out again • 106


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