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   Chapter 55 HOW ACOMAT WAS SLAIN BY ORDER OF HIS NEPHEW.

The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 By Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa Characters: 579

Updated: 2017-12-06 00:03


And so when the Officer of the Pass came before Argon bringing Acomat captive, he was in a great state of exultation, and welcomed his uncle with a malediction,[1] saying that he should have his deserts. And he straightway ordered the army to be assembled before him, and without taking cou

nsel with any one, commanded the prisoner to be put to death, and his body to be destroyed. So the officer appointed to this duty took Acomat away and put him to death, and threw his body where it never was seen again.

[1] "Il dit à son ungle qe il soit le mau-venu" (see supra, p. 21).

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