Marsile his council closed:—"My Lords, ye shall

Set forth;—an olive branch bear in each hand:

And in my name adjure King Carlemagne

That by his God he mercy have on me;

And ere a month be past, he shall behold

Me follow with a thousand faithful knights,

There to submit myself to Christian law

And be his man in love and faith; and if

He hostages require, them shall he have."

Quoth Blancandrin:—"Good treaty will be yours."


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