Excerpt from King or Knave: Which Wins? An Old Tale of Huguet Days In editing the second of the manuscripts found in Pierre Fourcade's strong box only a few words of preface are needed. That it is t the work of a contemporary of Henry the Great seems quite certain. The modern spelling and the simple, uninvolved style clearly point to a later age and suggest the probability that a recent hand, perhaps a Fourcade's of a subsequent generation, ambitious of giving literary form to the work, recast and moulded together materials contained in the family records, with some imaginative additions, in the following romantic story. Yet certainly the unkwn writer has adhered very closely to facts. On this point the most cursory reading of French History is convincing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.