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 ...
The Damsel of Denmark going to hold his horse saw the sword of Arcalaus on
the ground, and admiring its beauty gave it to Amadis; but he seeing it was right
glad thereof, for it was King Perion's sword which had been placed in his cradle,
No : said Oriana, let him take my ring, which was never before so useful : and she
gave it to Gandalin, who, as he went by Amadis, said to him, he who loses a good
opportunity, Sir, must wait long before he find another. Oriana laid herself ...
He who was with Galaor knew him on foot, for he was his 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
The which they did, and he gave the beast his supper. They would have given
him also to eat, but he would not; only he lay down to sleep, requesting them to
wake him before daybreak. The night was two parts gone, and Galaor lay down