The Story of France Told to Boys and Girls

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...city. But the Milanese were watching, and as they sallied out, the French soldiers found themselves followed and attacked. Bayard, the knight without fear and without reproach, at the head of a few men, turned and repulsed the citizens. As they fled back towards the city, Bayard followed, far outstripping ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...city. But the Milanese were watching, and as they sallied out, the French soldiers found themselves followed and attacked. Bayard, the knight without fear and without reproach, at the head of a few men, turned and repulsed the citizens. As they fled back towards the city, Bayard followed, far outstripping his companions, until he found himself alone in Milan in the midst of the enemy. He was taken prisoner and brought before Lodovico. The knight looked so young that Lodovico, gazing at him in surprise, asked how it was that he was alone. "By my faith, my lord," answered the knight, "I never imagined I was entirely all alone, and thought surely I was being followed by my comrades, who knew more about war than I, for, if they had done as I did, they would like me be prisoners." "By your faith," said Lodovico, "tell me how large is the army of the King of France." "On my soul, my lord," answered Bayard, "so far as I can hear, there are fourteen or fifteen thousand men-atarms, and sixteen or eighteen thousand foot; but they are all picked men, who are resolved to busy themselves so well this bout, that they will assure the state of Milan to the king our master. And meseems, my lord," continued the young knight fearlessly, "that you would surely be in as great safety in Germany as you are here, for your folks are not the sort to fight us." Instead of being angry with Bayard for speaking so frankly, Lodovico, to the surprise of the courtiers, seemed pleased with the young chevalier. He bade his soldiers set the knight free, then bade Bayard ask for whatever he wished. Bending his knee, the knight begged that he might be given back his horse and arms, and then be sent away to the French camp, wh...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150763397
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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