on which one or both may essoin themselves, provided they have but one essoin.  If the appellor defaults on the said day,1 or being present retracts his appeal,2  the appellee will depart quit and the appellor and his pledges for prosecuting will  be amerced.3 If the appellor appears but the appellee does not, let the appellee be  taken to be without defence. If both default and it is reported that they have  become reconciled, let them both be arrested and they and their pledges amerced.  If they are present let them both be taken into custody, [but their pledges will be  discharged].4
The sheriff testifies with the coroners.
 When the sheriff and the coroners testify to the contrary, that is, that suit was not  adequately made because no hue was raised, or the wound shown was not recent  and open, or the appellor only came with his appeal to the second or third county  court, the appeal falls.5 Then, since a felony may lie concealed, let the king, if he  so wishes, make inquiry to preserve his peace.67When a man has been appealed in  this way and suit has been properly made, the defendant will have the choice of  defending himself by his body or by the country. If he successfully defends himself  by either of these methods all those appealed as accessories or instigators will  depart quit;8 if he is convicted, proceedings must at once be taken against those  appealed as accessories and instigators.
An appeal of this kind is sometimes avoided by exceptions: therefore about exceptions.
 An appeal of breach of the peace and wounding may sometimes be avoided by  general exceptions, as explained above [in the portion] on the appeal of homicide.9  It may also be avoided by special exceptions, for it may be avoided because of the  trifling nature of the wound,10 and in this connexion note that in an appeal of  breach of the peace and wounding the length and depth of the wound must be set  out, and whether it is a wound or a scratch, in order to ascertain from the deed  whether it is an injuria or a felony, for on this depends whether the duel may proceed  or not,11 and then the punishment that follows. [Someone other than the  person who suffered the injuria may sue the appeal for him if he cannot do so  himself, if he has ties of kinship or homage.12 Another may also sue to outlaw an  appellee who has withdrawn himself, provided he states in the appeal that the  principal would sue if he could and will if he can,13 and thus an appellee may be  outlawed at another's suit, because of the principal's infirmity, but if he recovers  before the outlawry is complete he ought at once to assume the suit and appeal  himself, for the other's suit will no longer be good, nor is the outlawry to proceed if  when alive and well he is unwilling14 to sue, because of the words