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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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CHAP. XIÏ. -SOME MIRACLES ARE SHEWN TO THE SARACENS, AS^THEV ATTEMPT TO ATTACK THE CAMP OF THE CHRISTIANS.—SEVERAL SKIRMISHES DURING THE SIEGE. THE CLIMATE BECOME^ UNWHOLESOME, AND OTHER ACCIDENTS BE-FAL THE BESIEGERS. CHORTLY after this meflâge, the Saracens de-*^ termined in council to remain quiet forlevea, or eight days, and, during that time, neither to ïkirmifh nor any way to annoy the Chriftians, but, when they fhould think themfelves m perfeft fe-curity, to fall on their camp like a deluge. This was adopted ; and the ninth evtening, a little before midnight, they fecretly armed their men with their accuftomed arms, and marched filently in a com-pact body towards the Chriftian camp. They had propofed making a fevere attack on the oppofite quarter to the main guard, and would have fuc-ceeded in their mifchievous attempt, if God had not watched over and preferved them by miracles as I will now relate. As the Saracens approached, they faw before them a company of ladies dreffed m white ; one of whom, their leader, was incomparably more beautiful than the reft, and bore in front a whicç flag having a vermilion crofs in the centre. The Saracens ware fo greatly terrified at this vifion, îhzt they loft all their ftrength and* inclination to pro- 206


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