essoined of bed-sickness and the other defaults, proceedings may at once be taken  to default against the absentee,1[But the matter cannot proceed to judgment before  both are present. Judgment is therefore suspended until the essoinee again  appears in court.]2 because the default of one will be prejudicial to both.3 Suppose  that the demandant is not present on the day on which the attestation is made,  neither in person nor by an essoiner, so as to receive his day, not on the first day  or the second, the third or the fourth or later. It suffices if he appears on any day  within the year and day. But what if, after the year and day, the tenant claims  judgment on the demandant's default? Let him take nothing by the default, a  balance being made, as said above.
How the essoinee ought to keep languor and how hold himself.
 We must see how the essoinee ought to keep languor. It is clear, as was said  above,4 that he ought to keep himself in bed somewhere, unbelted and without  trousers and without shoes. Though he may put on clothes if he wishes, he ought  not to go out of the chamber or the house in which he lies, nor walk through his  court-yard in the sight of others, nor go far from it, lest, intercepted by the demandant  while strolling5 through the countryside, he lose his seisin by default, because if  the demandant finds him outside his court-yard, or even in it, he may lay hands upon  him,6 but with this qualification, that he do him no violence.7
If the essoinee has been found wandering, how he ought to be arrested.
 The demandant ought, if he can, to take with him the serjeant of the lord king,  together with honest and lawful men of the neighbourhood and arrest him with the  cry, in which case the lord king's serjeant has record, together with the testimony  of the lawful and honest men. If he does not have such persons at hand, let the  demandant come with his own men and arrest the essoinee with the hue and cry,  and let him gather the good men of the neighbourhood together, so that, if there is  need, they may attest what they saw. He ought also to send for the coroners and  king's serjeants so that they, together with the honest men, may testify as to how  he was intercepted, by whose record the matter will be established, until the essoinee  shows the contrary by clear proofs, for the king's sergeant and the testimony of the  honest men may [establish] how and in what place