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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.10

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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.10
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jmd placed is fecurîty the whole pacmef : whet fbit is done,. I will feek for the key?.* . The knights replied,—c We will not wait fo long; and we tell you plainly, that we expeâ ne favour from your laft fpeeches* which clearly indicate tljat yott mean to deceive us. We therefore arreft you, Peter and Aileyne Roux, in the names of the king, our lord, and the duke of Iferry» The tower (halt be opened by force, though the doors of it be broken} md every part of it, m well as of the caftte, fhall be minutely fearched, to fee if you have not placed an ambufh to furprife us, and regain the caftle. Should any ftich Je founds you are loft, paft redemption,* as in juftice due to treafbn} but i£ on the contrary, the caftle be in the lUnation it ought loyally to be, firçro an honourable bargain, we wiH punctually keep every article of our treaty, and you ihall be ftfely conduced- whitherfoever you may pleafej even as far as the gates of Avigr Hnf (bould you délire it/ The two brothers were thunderftruck, and half dead, on being thus arrefted ; and, hearing thif declaration of the knights, their courage failed them, and they repented having gone fo far, for they found their intentions muft now be difcovered. The French iuiights faw plainly they were guilty of what they had fufpeded, and that the caftle was not meant to be furreudered. They mnie a fign for Mm who bore the horn to found for their ambufcade to advance : which having done,' thefe in ambufh ftuck fpurs to their horfes, faying, *Let us haften to Ventadour, for we are Wanted : VouX. G . our • «1


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