I knocked with a trembling hand at Mr. Skimpole’s door— literally with a hand, for the knocker was gone—and after a long parley gained admission from an Irishwoman, who was in the area when I knocked, breaking up the lid of a water-butt with a poker to light the fire with.
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The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
We then called again to the foremost boat, and offered a truce, to parley again, and to know what her business was with us; but had no answer, only she crowded close under our stern.
Daniel Defoe -- The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe