Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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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
At night both parties retired : the Queen then sent for Arban ; he went to her
armed as he was, and wounded in many places, and, when he came before her,
took off his battered helmet. There were five wounds in his face and neck, and his
He then disarmed himself, and went to the Queen ; and Arban was laid in his bed
, as there was great need, for he was sorely wounded. - At this time King Lisuarte
was hastening to London. Of the Knights whom he met, some he made turn ...
Presently Galvanes having finished his enemy, attacked the Duke on the other
side, but his horse being wounded fell and bruised him, so that man to man were
left. Still were all the beholders right glad ; but above all Don Guilan, who hoped ...
Galvanes looked at his wound: take heart, cried he, it is not in a dangerous place
| Sir, replied Olivas, my heart and all my limbs are dying away; I have been sore
wounded ere now, but never was in such weakness. They disarmed him, and the