A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 2

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 222,298 / 636 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.4
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,883
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8016
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, History
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n with silks, precious jewels, spices, gold, silver, and other commodities, besides provisions and other matters of which the soldiers were then in great want. Without giving notice of this to the rest of the Christian army, the earl gathered all the English troops, and fell by night upon the caravan, killing many of the people, and making himself master of the whole carts and baggage cattle with their drivers, which he brought with him to the Christian camp, losing only one soldier in the skirmish, and eight of his servants, some of whom were only wounded and brought home to be cured. When this was known in the camp, the Frenchmen, who had loitered in their tents while the earl and his people were engaged in the expedition, came forth and forcibly took to themselves the whole of this spoil, finding great fault with the earl and the English for leaving the camp without orders from the general, contrary to the discipline of war; though the earl insisted that he had done nothing but what he would readily justif

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