The things of which an appellor ought to speak in his appeal.
 In every criminal cause which embraces felony mention must be made in the  appeal of the year, the place, the day and the hour.1 He must also speak of his  own sight and hearing,2 and must be consistent in what he says and in all circumstantial  details,3 as will be explained below [in the portion] on exceptions.4 The  words of the appeal are these: for homicide:
A. appeals B. by such words for the death of his brother, and, should he fail, by such a one, and so on, so that there are several appealing him of one and the same deed.
 A. appeals B. for the death of C. his brother, that whereas the said A. and C. his  brother were in the peace of God and of the king at such a place, doing such a thing  (or crossing from such a place to such) on such a day in such a year and at such  an hour, the said B. came with such persons (to be named) and wickedly, feloniously,  in premeditated assault and against the king's peace given to him, dealt  the aforesaid C. his brother a mortal wound in the head with a certain sword (or  some other kind of sharp-edged weapon, not, according to some, with a club or a  stone or other instrument which cannot be termed a sharp-edged weapon)5 so  that he died of the wound within three days. And that he did this wickedly and  feloniously and against the king's peace he offers to prove against him by his body,  as one who was present and saw, and as the king's court may award. [He may  add]: And should ill befall him, by the body of such a one, his brother (or other  kinsman of C.) who likewise offers to prove it by his body as the court may award.  And so by the bodies of several others should ill befall him, for if all speak on the  evidence of their own sight several persons may appeal one man of one and the  same deed and the same wound. If the appellee successfully makes his defence  against one of the several or withdraws quit by judgment he will be discharged as  against all the others and depart quit.6 But if one of the appellors dies or defaults  the appeals of the others will remain unimpaired.7 If ill in some way befalls the  first of the appellors or some of the others, those who survive are admitted to  deraign.8