The Travels of Marco Polo, by Marco Polo

Chapter xvi.

How Acomat was Slain by Order of His Nephew.

And so when the Officer of the Pass came before Argon bringing Acomat captive, he was in a great state of exultation, and welcomed his uncle with a malediction,1 saying that he should have his deserts. And he straightway ordered the army to be assembled before him, and without taking counsel with any one, commanded the prisoner to be put to death, and his body to be destroyed. So the officer appointed to this duty took Acomat away and put him to death, and threw his body where it never was seen again.

1Il dit à son ungle qe il soit le mau-venu” (see supra, p. 21).

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