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A Monk of Fife by Andrew Lang
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A MONK OF FIFE
Being the Chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning
marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our
redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the
French by Andrew Lang.


TO HENRIETTA LANG

My Dear Aunt,--To you, who read to me stories from the History of France,
before I could read them for myself, this Chronicle is affectionately
dedicated.

Yours ever,

ANDREW LANG.




PREFACE


Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, whose narrative the reader has in his hands,
refers more than once to his unfinished Latin Chronicle. That work,
usually known as "The Book of Pluscarden," has been edited by Mr. Felix
Skene, in the series of "Historians of Scotland" (vol. vii.). To Mr.
Skene's introduction and notes the curious are referred. Here it may
suffice to say that the original MS. of the Latin Chronicle is lost; that
of six known manuscript copies none is older than 1480; that two of these