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King Louis leaped fully armed into the sea

King Louis leaped fully armed into the sea.jpg Ancienne Porte du Palais de JusticeThumbnailsYoung Gentleman Louis XIII period - 1625 - 1640Ancienne Porte du Palais de JusticeThumbnailsYoung Gentleman Louis XIII period - 1625 - 1640Ancienne Porte du Palais de JusticeThumbnailsYoung Gentleman Louis XIII period - 1625 - 1640

But after some delay from contrary winds, and a long wait at Cyprus, the French army landed in Egypt, where the first attack was to be made; King Louis leaped, fully armed, from his galley into the sea in his eagerness to reach the shore. The Saracens fled at first before the invading army, and the city of Damietta was taken almost without a blow. There the Queen, who had followed her husband, as our good Queen Eleanor did a few years later, was left with a sufficient garrison while the army moved onwards up the Nile.

Author
Chatterbox, 1906
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Africa, France
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