thou shouldst say thou hast not spoken to her or seen her, when the
contrary is the case, as thou well knowest."
While the two were engaged in this conversation, they perceived some
one with a pair of mules approaching the spot where they stood, and
from the noise the plough made, as it dragged along the ground, they
guessed him to be some labourer who had got up before daybreak to go
to his work, and so it proved to be. He came along singing the
Ill did ye fare, ye men of France,