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The maids of honor of the 2 queens have been back of their separate camps on both sides of the fireside, during which glowed a vast hearth. The corridor was once choked with courtiers. The news--spread approximately, nobody knew how--of a few bold operation meditated by way of Ambroise Pare to avoid wasting the king's existence, had introduced again the lords and gents who had abandoned the home the day sooner than. The outer staircase and courtyard have been crammed by means of an frightened crowd. The scaffold erected through the evening for the Prince de Conde contrary to the convent of the Recollets, had surprised and startled the full the Aristocracy. All current spoke in a low voice and the controversy used to be an analogous blend as at Blois, of frivolous and severe, mild and earnest concerns. The behavior of watching for problems, surprising revolutions, calls to hands, rebellions, and nice occasions, which marked the lengthy interval in which the home of Valois used to be slowly being extinguished even with Catherine de' Medici's nice efforts to maintain it, took its upward thrust at the moment. A deep silence prevailed for a definite distance past the door of the king's chamber, which used to be guarded via halberdiers, pages, and via the captain of the Scotch safeguard. Antoine de Bourbon, king of Navarre, held a prisoner in his personal apartment, discovered via his current desertion the hopes of the courtiers who had flocked to him the day prior to, and was once horrified through the scoop of the arrangements made throughout the evening for the execution of his brother. status sooner than the fireside within the nice corridor of the Bailliage was once one of many maximum and noblest figures of that day,--the Chancelier de l'Hopital, donning his pink gown coated and edged with ermine, and his cap on his head in response to the privilege of his workplace. This brave guy, considering his benefactors have been traitorous and self-seeking, held firmly to the reason for the kings, represented through the queen-mother; on the probability of wasting his head, he had long past to Rouen to refer to with the Connetable de Montmorency. not anyone ventured to attract him from the reverie during which he was once plunged. Robertet, the secretary of nation, marshals of France, Vieilleville, and Saint-Andre, and the keeper of the seals, have been accrued in a bunch ahead of the chancellor. The courtiers current weren't accurately jesting; yet their speak was once malicious, in particular between those that weren't for the Guises. shortly voices have been heard to upward thrust within the king's chamber. the 2 marshals, Robertet, and the chancellor went closer to the door; for not just used to be the lifetime of the king in query, yet, because the entire courtroom knew good, the chancellor, the queen-mother, and her adherents have been within the utmost hazard. A deep silence fell most of the time meeting. Ambroise Pare had by means of this time tested the king's head; he proposal the instant propitious for his operation; if it used to be no longer played suffusion could happen, and Francois II. could die at any second. once the duke and cardinal entered the chamber he defined to all current that during so pressing a case it was once essential to trepan the pinnacle, and he now waited until eventually the king's general practitioner ordered him to accomplish the operation.

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