But now John was afraid for himself, since his treachery had proved
unsuccessful. So he took the armed men that were about him, and removed
, and wrote to me to apologize for himself concerning
What had been done, as if it had been done without his approbation, and
desired me to have no suspicion of him to his disadvantage. He also added
oaths and certain horrible curses upon himself, and supposed he should
be thereby believed in the points he wrote about to me.