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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
page 222



tims te fend the fame number to fight with us. We have juftice on our fide in this war, for they have ( quarrelled with us without reafon j and this right and the courage I feel induce me to believe that we ihall have the vi&ory.* Madifer de Tunis, who was a very Nvaliant man, faid,—* Agadinquor, what you have propofed is much to your honour* To-morrow, if you pleafe, you ihall rideas* our chief towards the camp of the Chriftians, taking an interpreter with- you, and make a fignal that you have fomething to fay. If you be well received by them, propofe your com-bat of ten againft ten. We ihall then hear what 9&fwer they give ; and, though I believe the offer will be accepted, we muft take good counfel how we proceed againft thefe Chriftians, whom we con* fider as more valiant than ourfelves/ - . .This being determined on, they retired to reft. On the morrow, as ufual, they advanced to fldr-mifh; buf Agadinquor rode on at fome diftance~ in front with his interpreter. The day was bright ' and clear, and a little after fun-rife the Saracens were ready for battle. Sir Guy and fir William de k TrimouiUe had commanded the guard of the nighty and were on the point of retiring when the Saracens appeared in fight about three bow-fhots . diftant. Agadinquor and his interpreter advanced towards one of the wings, and made figns to give notice that he wanted to parley with fome one : by accident, he came near the pennon of a good fquire at arms called Affirmai, who, noticing his figns, rode forward a pace, and told his men to P 3 - remain 913


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