If he warrants, then as soon as the thing has been handed over to the warrantor  he who vouched to warranty will be discharged,1 and let him who vindicates then  count by words of appeal against the warrantor as he had earlier counted against  the man first seised. The warrantor may vouch in the same way,2 from warrantor  to warrantor, several as well as one. 3<If one who has vouched a warrantor cannot  produce him without aid of the king, let a writ in this form issue to the sheriff:
The writ for causing a warrantor to appear by aid.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. We order you to cause such a one to come on  such a day in such a year of our reign to such a county court (or to such a court  at such a place) to answer such a one in the said county court (or in the said  court) with respect to the warranty of a stolen horse (or other thing) which he  sold him, as he says, and whereof in the same county court (or in the same court)  he vouched him to warranty against such a one. Witness etc.> <If one has bought  stolen property thinking it to be lawful and has no warrantor, we must then distinguish  whether he bought openly, as at a market or fair, and in the presence of the  bailiffs and other reputable men who bear witness thereto, and paid toll and customs,  [or did not]; a buyer of that kind will be discharged,4 as soon as he has restored the  thing to the true owner, but no part of the price paid for the thing will be returned  to him. If he can allege none of the above, he will be in peril.>5
A warranty is sometimes entered into maliciously and fraudulently.
 Occasionally one enters into a warranty and undertakes the defence wickedly and  fraudulently and for a fee, as a hired champion;6 if this is exposed before the  justices let the matter not proceed to the duel but let the country inquire into  whether the said man has received a fee or not. If it is found that he has let him  lose a foot and a fist, as [in the case] of Elias Pigun, a hired champion, before  Martin of Pateshull [in the roll] of Hilary term in the fourth year of king Henry  in the county of Essex.7
Account must be taken of whether what is stolen is large or very small.
 Since there is theft of a large thing and of a very small thing, account must therefore  be taken of the property stolen, what and of what kind it is. No christian is  to be put to death for petty theft or for a trifle, but let him be punished in another  way,89lest ease of pardon furnish others with the occasion for offending10 and lest  wrongdoing remain unpunished.11 Thus if a thief has been convicted, depending  upon the kind of thing stolen and its value let him