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PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,

NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET,
AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE

UNITED STATES,

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HENRI QUATRE;

OR,

THE DAYS OF THE LEAGUE..

CHAPTER XVIII.

Et parce que J'entens et veux mon Testament
Sortir son plein effet, tout haut, presentement,
Les Allemans, je nomme, et Cantons de Suisse
Pour les executeurs, comme aimaņs la justice.

LE TESTAMENT DE LA LIGUE.

'The Baron and his Ritters had scarcely left the village ere the cavalry of Guise entered it from the heath; the retreating party could distinctly hear the trampling and shouting of the enemy; and as they had robbed the inhabitants with their usual freedom, they might well dread having their course pointed out by the victims of their: plundering disposition. The track they were pursuing was scarcely practicable for horsemen; it was a mere path for the convenience of the woodmen, occasionally opening into areas where the wood had been felled, and where it lay piled up ready to be conveyed to the neighbouring village? The boy, who was more intelligent than could have been well expected from his habits, said that there was another road through the woods, by which the timber was removed; and which was practicable for, wains and carriages, but which he had not chosen, lest they should be pursued by the enemy; and, as he very sagaciously observed, even if they found out the narrow path, there could be no fighting, as it was as much as they could do to prick their way in single file.

The difficulty of the march, however, was a great relief to the mind of De Nevailles, too much distracted with his

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