Bay 14 - Life and miracles of St Nicholas (II)

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Panel 17 - With the money hidden in his staff, the man swears that he has returned it

 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

In the second episode (following on from panel 16), the man has hidden all his money, including what he borrowed from the Jew, in a hollow staff. When summoned to repay the loan, he asks the Jew to hold his staff for a moment, while he swears a solemn oath to the court that he has returned the money, plus much more besides. He then departs with his staff, leaving the Jew empty handed (continued in panel 19)