Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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Arban drew up his two hundred Knights before the Queen's palace, and sent two
of them to discover the cause of the tumult. They went to the Tower, and saw that
Barsinan had got possession of it, and was killing some and throwing others ...
Amadis finding he could not force entrance readily, went back to Barsinan, and
finding him still alive, ordered that he should be carried to the palace and kept till
the King's return. Then the strife being over, he looked at the bloody sword which
When he came to the palace, who can tell the joy that was made 2 Immediately
he had the Tower surrounded, and having made Barsinan and the Cousin of
Arcalaus confess the whole manner of their treason, they were both burnt in sight
The Dwarf rode back to his master's lodging, found the pieces of the sword, put
them in his skirt, and was retiring, when, as he passed the palace, he heard
himself called. Looking up, he saw Oriana and Mabilia, who asked him why he
had not ...
She went directly to the palace of Abiseos, and rode through the gate, being
richly apparelled. The Knights came around to assist her to dismount ; but she
said, no, she would not alight till the King saw her, and commanded her so to do.