Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Biography | Harper & Brothers | 1847
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CHAPTER IX.
Showing how Don Alonzo de Sotomayer, admitted to the Privileges of the Castle, proved faithless and fled ; how he was recaptured and afterward ransomed ; how he spoke falsely of his Entertainment ; and how he fought with Knight Bayard, and was slain in the Lists .▪. 90

CHAPTER X.
The Combat of Thirteen against Thirteen, and the Success of the Good Knight—How the Good Knight takes a Purse after the Fashion of Knight-hood, and what he does with it .. 103
CHAPTER XI.
Disasters of the French in Italy ; their Defeat at Cerignola—The Camp on the Banks of the Garigliano—The Defence of the Bridge by Bayard alone against two hundred—His Pursuit of the Spaniards—His Capture, and Rescue by his Comrades▪.. 116

CHAPTER XII.
Defeat of the French at Garigliano — Cessation of the War — Bayard re-turns to France—Suffers from Ague and old Wounds—Hears of new Wars in Italy—Joins the Army—Captures a Genoese Fortress—Organizes the French Infantry—War with the Venetians, and Battle of Agnadello 129

CHAPTER XIII.
Padua falls into Possession of the Venetians—The Emperor solicits Help from Louis to recover it—Bayard volunteers with the Force sent—He leads the Assault upon the Barriers at Padua, and captures them . 143

CHAPTER XIV.
Of the Bombardment of Padua, the Defences of that Place, and of the Mariner in which our Good Knight amused himself at the Expense of Messire Lucio Malvezzo.•. 152

CHAPTER XV.
Showing the Adventure of Bayard and his Troop against the Captains Scanderbeg and Contarini—He makes them Prisoners, and captures the Castle of Bassano—The Achievement of Guy Guiffray—How he captures the Venetian Standard-bearer, and what followed thereon. 162
CHAPTER XVI.
How the Emperor discovers that the Breach is sufficiently large for the Assault—How ingeniously he seeks to convert the French Gendarms into Foot-Soldiers for that Purpose—What Counsel Bayard gives on the Occasion—And how, finally, the Breach was left unoccupied .. 172