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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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rope-ladders, ^ âi|d none will attempt |o oppojfç your entrance/ * Liften to me, Geronnet/ faid Perrot : € thou hafi promifèd to give me entrance into'this town5 and, according to thy engage-ment, I will enter it no other way than by the gate/ c I cannot help it,' faid Geronnet, « for it is impoffible to enter by the gate, as it is clpfed and guarded, although the men may be afleep/ While thçy were thus difputing, fome of Per-rot's men came near the ditch to hear if any body were ftirring. Near to. where they were, was a fmall infulated houfe, adjoining the walls, in which lived a poor taylor, who, having been hard at work until that hour, was going to bed. As ' the wind carried the founds of their voices, and as perfons hear better in the night than in the day-time, he fancied he heard fome loud talking on the bulwarks. He left his hottfe, and,. advancing on the walls, faw Perrot's men walking about; on which he cried out, ' Treafon!* • when one of Geronnet's companions, fcizing him by the throat, faid,€ If thou uttereft another word, thou art a dead man/ On this, fearing to be murdered, he was filent, and Geronnet, turn-ing towards them* faid,—Do not kill the fellow, for he comes fo opportunely, it muft be through the mercy of God that he is fent, fince by his means we shall completely fucceed in our en-terprife/ Then addreffing himfelf to' Perrot, he added,—* Do you. return to your men ; and, when you ( fhall hear the inner gate open, do you attack the outward one with axes to gfff1 admittance/ He then told him the ufeTie meant


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