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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 260

Saladin's own preference for simplicity was forgotten while high honors were showered upon these welcome visitors. First the cadis and secretaries were trotted out to pay their respects. Then came the sons of the Sultan, themselves high commanders and lords of cities and provinces. Finally came the Sultan himself with warm greeting. The troops were drawn up in line of battle, with all banners flying. Sometimes the Sultan even rode out from the camp with a guard of honor to meet the new arrival beyond the camp. The Prince of Sinjar found a magnificent banquet waiting in the Sultan's tent, and a satin cloth laid for him to walk upon. He alone received a cushion identical with that reserved for the Sultan, and the gifts showered upon him were " so rare and curious " they beggared the Cadi's powers of description. The Lord of Jezirat, nephew of the Prince, was likewise overwhelmed with gifts and honors, and had a special tent assigned him next to that of his uncle. The son of Masud, Prince of Mosul, received " a magnificent present," and his tent was placed between those of the Sultan's two sons. Several incidents occurred during the spring to hearten the Sultan. The garrison at Belfort finally surrendered to get its lord out of prison. The fleet arrived from Egypt and defeated that of the Franks sent out into the bay to intercept it, after a hot fight. It brought fresh supplies, which heartened the garrison at Acre considerably. The menace of three huge tow

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