Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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her Ladies were, the Queen called him, and threw the King's sword to him, which
was the best sword that ever Knight girded on ; take it to your ... Who is it that has
taken them 2 quoth Amadis ; for he knew it was Lisuarte by the description.
Arcalaus ; and bidding Galaor follow where the King went, he spurred on after
Oriana. By sunset the ... Grumen, said the good man, cousin to Dardan who was
slain in Lisuarte's court, and therefore the King's enemies put up there. Now A 2 3
When the Cousin of Arcalaus saw how things were going, for his Knights were
falling on all sides, he ran to Lisuarte to slay him. Those who were with the King
had fled, and he got from off the palfrey with the chain about his neck, and caught
Galaor now on foot, for his horse could not move, ran to him to smite off his head ;
but the King called out not to slay him. ... the chain from Lisuarte, and fastened it
round the cousin of Arcalaus ; they took the horses of the dead, one for the King,
the morning, their prisoners confessed how all that had passed had been
concerted with Barsinan, that he might make himself King of Great Britain ; which,
when Lisuarte heard, he spurred on in greater haste. CIIAPTER 58. The
woodmen had ...