Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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Gandalin took the sword and rode as fast as he could after Amadis, who coming
to a brook missed the bridge in his hurry, and forcing the horse to leap the tired
animal fell short into the mud; then Gandalin came up to him and gave him the ...
He took his aim at Arcalaus, and bore him right over the crupper ; then turned his
horse and smote at Grumen, so that the point and part of the stave of the spear
came out at his back, and he fell down dead, and the spear broke in him. Then he
The blow made at him just reached his loins with the sword-end, and fell upon
the horse's flank and wounded it, so that the beast rode away more furiously.
Amadis, albeit he so hated the Enchanter, did not pursue him further, lest he
... cousin, and he caught the horse for him, and asked him, how is this 3 IIe
replied, I was riding along thinking upon you know what, when that Knight yonder
gave me such a thrust on my shield that the horse fell upon 1 is knees and threw
The five at once ran at him ; he smote the first so sternly, that the wood of his
lance appeared through his back, and he fell dead; the others smote him with
such force that his horse fell upon his knees, and one of them drove his spear