The Fisherman

  A fisherman, we are told, who frequented the English coast, knew the person of the Earl of the West-Saxons. He hastened to Count Guy. For twenty pounds he would show him a captive who would gladly pay a hundred pounds for his ransom. The Count rode in person to the coast and the English Earl was seized in his presence. Harold was now kept in prison, perhaps actually in fetters, not, as has been sometimes thought, on the sea-shore at Saint Valery, but in the inland fortress of Beaurain near Hesdin.

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