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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 298

sides were to release their prisoners, and the Franks were to get the Holy Cross, whereupon Richard would take ship and sail for Merry England. El-Adel summoned the Cadi and authorized him to act as spokesman of the embassy he sent to the Sultan to present the King's proposal. If the Sultan assented all present were to take solemn note of that fact. If he refused the terms that also was to be recorded by all of them. The Sultan listened attentively and then gave his formal approval. At the Cadi's request, he made this unequivocal, saying " Yes " three several times, and called all who were present to witness his promise, " for he knew very well that the King of England would not carry them out and that it was nothing but trickery and mocking on his part." El-Adel evidently was not so certain. He and the King had become quite friendly, and the former had taken to calling the prince by the affectionate title of brother. Richard had entertained him sumptuously at different times, and he had showered many gifts upon Richard. But he was soon to be undeceived. To the emir sent to convey the Sultan's reply Richard said Joan was unwilling to marry a Moslem, and had been greatly enraged at the suggestion. So he proposed that el-Adel become a Christian, a simple way of removing the only obstacle. In the meantime each side was busy inflicting what damage it could upon the other. The Moslem fleet captured two ships, one carrying five hundred men,

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