Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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Now it happened that a niece of Brocadan was enamoured of a young Knight
called Sarquiles, who was nephew to Angriote of Estravaus, and she had hidden
him near this chamber, so that he heard the whole secret of this treachery; and ...
Sarquiles rode on by the shortest way he knew to the Firm Island, and when he
arrived there his horse was so overspent with the speed he had made that he
could scarcely carry him. He found Amadis, and Angriote, and Don Bruneo, riding
I will depart to-morrow, said Angriote, and Sarquiles upon another horse with me.
Accordingly on the following morning they twain set out for the dwelling of King
Lisuarte. Meantime the King mused much upon that Sarquiles had told him.
The King then called to mind the words of Sarquiles, and saw how he had
spoken truth. You tell me two things, he replied, against all reason : the one that
without any form of judgment I should have these Damsels slain, what account
could I ...
Just then Angriote of Estravaus, and his nephew Sarquiles entered, compleatly
armed, and approached to kiss the King's hand. The twelve Knights marvelled at
their coming being ignorant of the cause thereof, but Gandandel and Brocadan ...