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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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as quietly and quickly as they could, and, on'the point of eleven o'clock, came before Montferrant. They fuddenly halted, when they perceived the town about two bow-fhots off, and Perrot faid,— * We are now at Montferrant: our people muft be within it. Do you wait here, and I will go by thefe ditches to fee if I can learn any thing of Geronnet, who has brought us hither; and do not you ftir until I return/ € Go/ replied his companions: c we will wait for you/ On this, Perrot le Béarnois, with three others, went away; but it was fo very dark, they could not fee the length of an acre, and it rained, fnowed and blew moft unmercifully. Geronnet was at this hour on the walls, impatiently alien-ing to hear of the arrival of his friends. He looked down, and faw, as he thought, • the fha-dows of men entering the ditches: on this he began to whiftle. He was heard §y Perrot, who advanced more into the ditch, for there was no water in it on that fide; and Geronnet afked, * Who is there ? * Perrot knew him from his Gafcon pronunciation, and faid, c I am,Perrot le Béarnois : is it thou, Geronnet ?' c Yes/ re-plied he 4 c if you wiH make yourfelf ready, and advance your men, you jhai enter the town at this place: we cannot fail of fuccefs, for the inhabitants are all in bed/ * At this place!9 faid Perrot, € God forbid: I will never enter that way; and, if I do at all, it lhall be through the gate/ € Then you will not enter at all,' replied Geronnet, in a paflion. € On my troth, Perrot, it IS not in my power: come hither with your rope* 1*4


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