who is seised will not comply with his demand he may augment his action and  claim it as stolen, [but not conversely,]1
Of the appeal of larceny.
 and say that he who is seised of the property is a thief or can name the thief2 and  that he took the said property feloniously and stealthily and larcenously and  against the king's peace and thievishly bore it away. And that he did this stealthily  and feloniously he offers to prove against him by his body3 as the court may award.  And let the appellee then deny the felony, theft and everything, either by the  country or by his body, according to his choice, as the court may award.
Where he makes denial, let battle be waged.
 If he elects to make his defence by his body let the duel be waged between them  at once. Let the appellee give a gage for defending and the appellor for deraigning  and the matter will thus be determined.
If the appellee chooses the country.
 If he chooses the country he may then say that the thing in dispute is his own  property and show the reason why, as where, [if] it is a horse, that it was the foal  of his mare4 and that he reared it for such a length of time. If this is confirmed by  the country he will be discharged, unless the appellor can prove the contrary, that  is, prove by the country and by men of his neighbourhood or by other certain  proofs that it was the foal of his mare and that he had reared it from its birth.  When suit is thus produced on both sides, let that suit be preferred which is the  larger, the more worthy and the more consistent.5[It is of no importance whether  the goods so taken away are the property of the appellor or of another provided  they were taken away from his custody.]6 But if the parties are equal in suit and  witness, let other trustworthy men of the district be summoned, unrelated to either  of the parties, and he will then be successful with whose suit these men agree;  the matter will thus be concluded. If the appellee says the thing was sold or  given him by another, he must then vouch him to warranty. If the warrantor is  present, let the question of warranty proceed between them;7 [if he is not] and the  appellee can produce him on an appointed day, let him do so; if he cannot, we  must then proceed in another way, 8<by aid of the court and by writ.>9 When the  warrantor is present he either warrants at once or refuses to do so. If he refuses,  saying that he ought not to warrant him,10 the appellee in seisin must deraign that  against him by his body; thus the matter may be brought to the duel between  them.11