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Sauveterre,1 with the town, castle and all the appurtenances, also the town of Saint John de Pied-de-Port and the marches thereabout, the which lands, towns, castles and seignories he had taken from him by force ; and also that the king of Navarre should have twenty thousand franks for the opening of his country, and to suffer pass peaceably all manner of men of war, and to minister to them victuals and purveyances for their money, of the which sum of florins the king don Peter became debtor to the king of Navarre. And when the barons of Acquitaine knew that this treaty was made and confirmed, then they desired to know who should pay them their wages; and the prince, who had great affection toward this viage, became debtor to them for their wages, and the king don Peter became debtor to the prince. And when all these things were ordained and fully confirmed, and that every man knew what he ought to do and what he should have, and that they had sojourned there the space of twelve days, then the king of Navarre departed home into. his own country, and all other lords departed every man to his own, and the prince went to Bordeaux and the king don Peter tarried still at Bayonne. Then the prince sent his heralds into Spain to certain knights and captains, Englishmen and Gascons, favourable and obeisant to him, signifying them how that it was his pleasure that they should take their leaves of Henry the bastard and come to him, saying how he had need of them and was of the intent to employ and occupy them otherwise. And when these heralds had brought these letters into Castile to these knights from the prince, and that they perceived the prince's pleasure, then they took their leave of king Henry as soon as they could in courteous manner without discovering of the prince's intention. Then this bastard king Henry, who was right liberal, courteous and honourable, gave them licence with many great gifts, and thanked them greatly of their service. So then departed from Spain sir Eustace d'Aubrecicourt, sir Hugh Calverley, sir Walter Hewet, sir Matthew Gournay, sir John Devereux and their company, and divers other knights and squires, r Salvatierra. the which I cannot all name, of the prince's house, and they departed as shortly as they might. The same season the companions were spread abroad in the country and knew nothing what these said knights did howbeit, when they knew it, they gathered together, as sir Robert Briquet, John Creswey, sir Robert Cheyne, sir Perducas d'Albret, sir Garsis du Chaste], Naudan of Bageran, the bourg of Lesparre, the bourg Camus and the bourg Breteuil. And this bastard king Henry knew not that the prince was in a mind to bring again his brother don Peter into Castile, so soon as these knights did : for if he had known it, they should not have departed so soon as they did; for he might well have letted them, if he had known it. So these knights departed, and as soon as king Henry knew thereof, he made no great semblant of it, but said to sir Bertram of Guesclin, who was still about him : `Sir Bertram, behold the prince of Wales; it is shewed us that he will make us war and bring again that Jew who calleth himself king of Spain by force into this our realm. Sir, what say you thereto?' Sir Bertram answered and said : `Sir, he is so valiant a knight, that if he take on him the enterprise, he will do his power to achieve it, if he may. Therefore, sir, I say to you, cause your passages and straits on all sides to be well kept, so that none may pass nor enter into your realm but by your licence and, sir, keep your people in love: I know certainly ye shall have in France many knights and great aid, the which gladly will serve you. Sir, by your licence I will return thither ; and in the mean time keep your people in love, and I know well I shall find in France many friends, and, sir, I shall get you as many as I can.' ` By my faith,' quoth king Henry, ' ye say well, and I shall order all the remnant according to your will.' And so within a little space after sir Bertram departed and went into Aragon, where th



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