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CHAP. IV. HOW PHILBERTUS, THE DUKE OF BLOIS'S SON, HEARING WHAT GUV
HAD DONE, FOLLOWED HIM TO THE SEA, WHERE A DREADFUL FIGHT HAPPENED
BETWEEN THEM, IN WHICH PHILBERTUS AND HIS MEN WERE TAKEN PRISONERS.
As much haste as Guy and the captain made to get out of the
harbour, yet they were not got altogether out of danger; for
Philbertus being informed that one Guy, a native of England, had
not only overcome his knights of the post, but that his villany was
also thereby discovered, and the injured lady freed and got out of
his reach; it made his anger boil up to the utmost pitch of rage,
threatening to wreak his malice on the head of Guy, for doing him
so great an injury; and therefore he secretly armed sixty of his
servants and his attendants, and with them made all the haste
imaginable to the port where he had information Guy's ship lay,
thinking to surprise him and the lady there together. But finding
himself disappointed, and that Guy had set sail three hours before
his coming, his disappointment made his rage boil higher,
especially believing Guy fledfor fear of him, and that he was also
conveying the lady away with him. Whereupon going on board a stout
vessel that lay in that harbour, he commanded them to weigh anchor,
and make all the sail they could after the English ship, which by a
small boat just come into port, he was informed was sailed to the
eastward. The mariners immediately got ready, and having a fair
wind, and the ship being a very good sailer, in the running of a
glass and an half, they came within sight of the ship wherein Guy
was. No sooner was the French ship come in sight, but the mariners
gave notice of it to their captain, who viewing of the ship with
his prospect glass, told Guy, that he was sure they were pursued,,
and that the enemy being treble their...
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