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The Flight of the Earls (Author: Tadhg Ó Cianáin)

section 21

They proceeded from thence five leagues to a small village called Contay. They were uncomfortable that night. As they approached the frontier of France and Flanders some of them were somewhat afraid. They obliged the most of their people to remain up in arms watching for them that night, and although the pledges by word and honour of the King of France were sufficient, nevertheless they were afraid when they saw some of their own party who took a different road coming


to Amiens, a large troop on horseback with good horses, coats of armour, and pistols.