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RP3 16r

 to say the Pater Noster?

JOAN

I'll say it willingly. And, if I refused to say it the other day, it was just so Monsieur de Beauvais would hear my confession.

JEAN MASSIEU

Why, then, after the King's coronation, were you so eager to be a godmother, and why did you let all the people kiss your clothes and your hands?... You've even let it be said that by your virtue a child has been raised from the dead.

JOAN

I let my hands and clothes be kissed as little as possible, but it's true that I very much liked being a godmother and naming boys Charles and girls Joan.' As for the resurrection of the child, I didn't know his return to life had been credited to me and I'm convinced that God alone worked this great miracle.

 

[A loose page, 16bis, is slipped into the manuscript at this point. See the next file]
 

JEAN MASSIEU

Are those who believe that you come on God's behalf deceiving themselves?

JOAN

No, they are not deceiving themselves, and I have offended God by telling the people that my voices do not come from Heaven. The false preacher who urged me in the name of the Church is more guilty than I; however, I'm willing to make amends for my fault by publicly confessing that  

 

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