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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 299

most of whom were killed. " This news," wrote the Cadi, " gave us the greatest pleasure, and was proclaimed to the sound of music." A too rash charge by the Sultan's bodyguard and some new recruits was severely punished by a body of Franks outside Jaffa, and only those escaped who " were borne out of danger by their horses, or who were predestined to save their lives by the swiftness of their own limbs." The death of Taki ed-din was another fearful blow to the Sultan. Now negotiations were again taken up with the Marquess, and this time he was represented by that same Lord of Sidon who had annoyed the Sultan so greatly by his devious methods. Now he was received with great éclat, his tent being furnished with carpets and cushions "fit for kings and great men." More than ever the Sultan was mindful of the advantage to be gained from keeping Richard and Conrad apart. An interview followed in which the Sultan expressed his readiness to come to terms with the Marquess, provided he would actually attack the forces of Richard. Following closely upon this el-Adel and Richard had one of their love feasts. The former had set up his tent with the advance guard, and had brought with him all sorts of dainties and delicacies, various kinds of drinks, and beautiful gifts and presents, " fit for one prince to offer to another. When he made presents of this kind no one could outdo him in magnificence." The King was received with all due honors, and there

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