Friday, May 27, 2011

W 38

38.  Charny asks:   A war leader rides out with a great many men at arms, and the leader aforesaid gives an order that all his men at arms under him as captain should dismount with him to fight his enemies, who are close before him ready to fight.   So they get down from their horses to the ground in company with their captain, but many others are unwilling to dismount.  So they fight and defeat their enemies and take possession of the field.   Those who remained on their horses have had many of their horses killed in this battle.  The next day these claim recompense from the captain for their horses; the captain says he is not obliged to pay it.  Many good arguments are put forward on either side.   How will it be judged by the law of arms?  

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