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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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our people hare not found things as they erpe&ed, and have been deceived by Aileyne and Peter Rout/ * . , ' They were • foon at the caftle, for it was not fer diftant, and the barriers and gate being open, though well guarded by the French, for the Bretons were no longer mafters, they entered ' the place, and found their captains in the court talking to the garrîfaaL The governors were more aftonifhed than before, on feeing themfelves thus furrounded by their enemies} for they knew they had aded dishonourably. • " • ' Thofe within the great tower were ignorant of what was going forward j for the openings in the Walls were too high for them to fee what paffed. Some faid, '* We hear in the court a great noife : our people may perhaps be tricked, for the French are a cunning race. We thought to deceive,; but vrê may be deceived, and Aileyne, as well as our, felves, may bè entrapped and taken j for we cannot get out without his permiffion/ They would willingly have been any where elfe ; for their governor? had brought them into a melancholy fituation. Sir William le Bouteiller and fir John Bonne-lance, finding themfelves fo fupérior in force, fpoke out more boldly their fentiments, • and or-dered the cafli, which was fcattered over the fheet, to be colle&ed and replaced in the baflcets, before the face of the two brothers', who were furrounded by the French, They faid ; * /ilieyne and Peter, give us the keys of the tower j for it muft and 83


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