Leonard2 - Leonardo'.Salai,Melziandprobablyone ....

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Leonardo's journey probably took about three months. Salai, Melzi and probably one  additional servant accompanied the aging man. Pack animals carried several chests;  Leonardo took all of his possessions, including the  Mona Lisa,  knowing that he would  never return home. Arriving in Amboise, he took up residence in a manor at Cloux, which was connected by  a short underground tunnel to the King's château. The King treated him with great  honor. Although Leonardo's arm was paralyzed and he could no longer paint, Francis  thought him a worthwhile expense: he enjoyed Leonardo's conversation and regarded  him the most cultivated man in Europe.  Don Antonio de Beatis, a secretary to the cardinal of Aragon, visited Leonardo at Cloux.  He describes him as a great gentleman. Leonardo showed de Beatis his notebooks,  giving de Beatis the impression that they would eventually be published. Although 
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