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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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delivered to us, and the different parts pointed out to which they lead.' Alleyne, • feeing he could not longer delay, fent for them to the room whçreia they were depofired. ' On their being brought to. the court, the knights faid, € Now, explain to m what gates they unlock, and whither they lead.* Very much againft their will, they pointed out tho keys of the great tower, for their deftru&ion lay in it. When they had poffeffion of them, they opened* its gates, and found the thirty companions, completely armed, who had been therein hid. Alleyne was much caft down, when he law the French knights draw themfelves up in array before the gate, and heard fir William le Boutçiller € You are hidden within this tower, come forth . inftantly and without fear, under pain of being all put to death. We Ihall make you our prifoners, and you need not fear any punifliment if you tell us the truths* When they faw and heard the French offer them pardon, taking them as prifpner* only, they flung down their ftaves and arms, and fur, rendered, for defence would not have been of any avail. * . Thefe meta wete. then feparated, and examined one by one in the pretence of Alleyne and Peteç Roux, and acknowledged the intended treafon, which they now could no longer deny. The French knights addreffed them,—-* It is very difpleafing. |o us, that you fhould^ have been guilty of fo dif* graceful a crime. We Ihall not puhifh you for it : as it feems to us fo heinous, we fhali leave it to my lord of Berry ; and, if he will fhew you 84


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