Footnote 343

This number (a crossed-out word which looks like "trois", above which is a Roman numeral which may also be a three) is one of these garbled portions of medieval text which serves as a sort of inkblot-test for translators, all of whom interpret it differently. Jules Quicherat pronounced it a three (Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol V, p. 162); Daniel Jacomet thought it was a four ("Jehanne d'Arc: Quarante-cinq Documents Originaux et Iconographiques...", p. 23); Regine Pernoud & Marie-Veronique Clin interpreted it as a three ("Jeanne d'Arc" [1986], p. 388; "Joan of Arc: Her Story", p. 260); Count Conrad de Maleissye thought it was a four ("Les Lettres de Jehanne d'Arc", p. 104 [backside of a reproduction of the letter]); Albert Bigelow Paine saw it as a three ("Joan of Arc: Maid of France", Vol II, p. 25).

My verdict is "three".

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