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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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and pennons, emblazoned with their arms, (fut* tering with the gentle gales, and glittering m the fun. Late in the evening, the Chftftiand fatfr the towers of .Africa, as pointed out to them by the failors, which, as they advanced, opened more to their view. Every one was rejoiced at this fight, and not without caufe, as they had in part accoto-plilhed the objeft of their voyage. If the Chris-tians, on thus feeing Africa, converfed much con-cerning the war they were about to commence, the Saracens, who had as plainly obferved them fronj their town, and were on the watch, did the fame. They were aftoniflied at the great number of veffels, of all defcriptions, and concluded they had a very large army on board, to befiege the town. ' They were not caft down with this, for they knew the place was ftrong, well fortified wkh towers, and plentifully ftored with artillery and provifions. On their firft noticing . the fleet, they founded, according to cuftom, a number of belts on the towers, to alarm and inform the country that an enemy was on the cbaft. There were encamped near the town a large body of barbarians and in-fidels, whom the kings of Tunis and Bugia had fent thither to defend the coaft, and prevent the Chriftians from making any progrefs into the in-terior of the country. The noife of the trumpets and drums announced to them the arrival of the Chriftians; and, in confequence, they formed their army according .. . to 180 '


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