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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.11

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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.11
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u departure,' and the hour it would arrive, fo that he had full leifure to take proper measures pot to fuffer from it. He and his people left Montlhery, and by travelling through bye roads, over heaths, and avoiding all inclofed towns or cities, arrived fafely in Brittany, and entered his caftlc called château Joflelin, which was well provided with all things, where he remained to wait other intelli-gence. Barrois des Barres and the other knights put their orders into execution, took poflfeffion of the town of Montlhery, and furrounded the caftle. They remained thus one night, imagining the conftable was within, but he was not, as yoxjt have heard. On the morrow, while they Vere preparing for the aflault, the fervants in the caftle ' came out to know what they were about. The knights faid they wanted fir Oliver de Cliflbn, and " that was the objeft of their coming. The fer-r vants in guard of the caftle replied, that the lord de Cliflbn had left it four days ago, and offered to open every part of it for them to fearch. The -knights and fquires entered the caftle armed from head to foot, as if for inftant combat, for fear of jbeing furprifed by treachery or an ambufcade. They," however, found that the fervants had told them the truth j for they minutely fearched every part of it, without difcovering any traces of the lord de Cliflbn. After this, they marched away on their return'to Paris, when they related to thofç who had fent them all they had done. CHAP.


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