and which restricts the suit and the prolongation of the suit more severely,1 that is,  that the land be seized into the king's hand by the great cape, as said above.
If the demandant defaults and the tenant appears; whether the demandant can cure his default.
 Suppose that the demandant defaults and the tenant appears and the writ. Having  presented himself [up to the fourth day], on the fourth day the tenant will withdraw  quit of that writ and the demandant will be in mercy. But if he defaults before  the fourth day, on the fourth day, or later, before judgment on the default, he may  well cure his default by the excuses mentioned above,2[and even if judgment has  been given it will be revoked, if the excuse is proved,]3 until he has put himself on  the grand assise so that the four knights have been summoned to choose [twelve],  as above, in the case of the tenant.4 For in this regard the reus is not permitted  anything not permitted the actor. [That the [demandant] may have a remedy on his  default even [after] the four are chosen,5 even after judgment [on the default], is  proved [in the roll] of Easter term in the fourteenth year of king Henry, [the case] of  Paulinus of Winchelsea and Stephan of Fretewell in the county of Oxford,6 in the  presence of Stephan of Segrave and Ralph [Neville] bishop of Chichester and then  chancellor,7 in which Paulinus was demandant and cured his default after the four  knights had been summoned to choose twelve by the excuse of the service of the lord  king.]
If the demandant does not come nor the writ and the tenant has essoined himself.
 If the demandant and the writ do not come on the first day and the tenant has  come,8 though there is no one to whom he may answer nor any authority or warrant  for proceeding, he is not wholly freed from court but let him be told to go as he  came.9 And let the same be done as to his essoiner, if he is essoined. And so conversely,  if the demandant comes but neither the writ nor the tenant, let him be told  what was told the tenant, and his essoiner similarly. If the demandant and tenant  come or essoin themselves, both or one, another day may be given even if the writ  has not come,10 and let the demandant or his essoiner be told to cause his writ to  come on that day, and the sheriff will be ordered on behalf of the king etc. For it is  presumed, since both appear or essoin themselves, that the sheriff received the writ  and that the tenant was summoned. This exception must be made to what is said  above:
5. etiam postquam quatuor eligantur; om: duodecim
6. B.N.B., no. 397 (margin): Nota quod dominus Rex salvat defaltam petentis postquam se posuerit in magnam assisam ita quod iiij electi ad eligendum xij, et postquam tenentes recesserunt sine die, resummonita est loquela; no roll extant
7. Neville was deprived of the seal 28 August 1238, recovered it 5 May 1242. Died February 1244