Friday, May 27, 2011

W 61

61.  Charny asks:   A man at arms holds another as prisoner and it is agreed that the ransom will be put in the hand of the master without any further word being said at a certain place and day.  The prisoner comes to his place and time provided with his ransom, but he finds that his master has been dead for some time.  So he remains there the whole day; and they take him before the heir of his master and demand the money from the prisoner.   The prisoner says that he is not required to give it.   Many good arguments are given on either side.  How will it be judged by the law of arms?  

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