he was released by the king's bailiff (or until A. gave so much for his ransom).  And that he did this wickedly and feloniously he offers to prove by his body [or in  the other way] as the king's court may award. He may also appeal another as  accessory and another as instigator.
B. comes and makes denial.
 And B. comes and denies force and wrong and breach of the king's peace, and the  taking and the imprisonment and the detention in prison and the ransom for so  many shillings, the wounding and the mayhem, and whatever is alleged against  him in the form in which it is alleged aginst him, by his body as the king's court may  award. Then whether he defends himself by his body or in the other way,1 since he  has his choice, let the procedure be as above in the other appeals, [unless he has  defences and exceptions, which he ought to put forward at once in order to avoid  the appeal,
Of the exceptions against an appeal of this kind.
 for, as in other appeals, he may pray that it be allowed on his behalf that the  appellor did not raise the hue, or did not make suit, as above,2 or that there is a  variance in his appeal;3 or he may admit [the imprisonment and say] that he did  not imprison him as a free man but as his villein and nativus, in support of which,  if the appellor replies that he is free, let him immediately produce the appellor's  villein kinsmen that they may acknowledge that they are villeins,] and let the  matter be decided accordingly, either by his body or by the country.
This appeal may be sued civilly or criminally, with or without the assignment of felony,
[and] depending on the words of the appeal a [corporal] punishment, or[a pecuniary penalty] according to the seriousness of the offence follows.4  In an appeal of breach of the peace and wounding and imprisonment, though the  deed is criminal,5 the suit may be brought civilly, as where one says, as though  complaining of an injuria,6 and without adding words of felony, that such a one  imprisoned such a one against the peace of the lord of that court,7 or if the complaint  is in a city, vill or borough, against the peace of the lords and the peace of the bailiffs,8  [or] if it is in the county court, against the sheriff's peace.9[If [he speaks] of  the king's peace, even without assignment of felony, no common person may intermeddle,  the sheriff or any other;10 that is, the sheriff may not do so in his own name  but only in the name of the king whose peace is named.]11 No corporal punishment  then follows, only a pecuniary penalty by way of damages,12[which would be  otherwise if felony were assigned, where the inquest is a matter for the king alone,  because life and members are placed in jeopardy,13