the French didn't want Philippe causing trouble - so they decided to kidnap
him. Whilst Philippe was fishing in St. Ouen's pond, the French soldiers
crept along to capture him.
saw them, and leapt on his black horse. He raced towards his manor, but
the soldiers cut him off. He turned into Val de la Charriere, but there
was only one way out - across a deep wide ditch.
jumped it, and landed on the other side, and Philippe continued towards
home. Once he reached home, and was safe, his faithful horse collapsed
ordered that his horse be buried in his garden, and today you can see
a painting of the black horse in St. Ouen's Manor.