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

section 10

During this time Maguidhir and the gentry who were


with these lords were under arrest in La Bouille. They thought the ladies with their company were in prison as they got no account of them. It was told to them on Sunday evening that they had gone past them toRouen. Three of the gentlemen took a boat. They rowed throughout the night. They reachedRouen at break of day on Monday. They gave an account of the lords, how it happened they were arrested, and how they went in their own person before the chief Marshal to Lisieux. The ladies were in fear and dread when they heard that. They got information the next day that the governor had written by post to the King of France to make known that they landed as we have said, and to learn what was to be done with them, and that they must have patience in regard to being detained until direction from the King reached him.