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Page 193 - Be satisfied, said the king ; if any man should put you to death, I will order him to be hanged a quarter of an hour after. Ah, Sir ! replied Triboulet, I should be much obliged, if your Majesty would order him to be hanged a quarter of an hour before.
Page 193 - Triboulet, the fool of Francis the First, was threatened with death by a man in power, of whom he had been speaking disrespectfully ; and he applied to the king for protection. Be satisfied, said the king ; if any man should put you to death, I will order him to be hanged a quarter of an hour after.