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William and the Werewolf (Fantasy and Horror Classics) | Darton, F. J. Harvey | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und. Werewolf Chronicles: Rite of Passage: Through Danger Reborn (Werewolf - The Apocalypse, Vol 1) | Sam Chupp, William Hale, Rob Hatch | ISBN. Ein Werwolf (von germanisch wer ‚Mann'; vgl. auch lateinisch vir, niederländisch weerwolf, altenglisch wer[e]wulf, in den skandinavischen Sprachen varulv) ist. - Walter Ruppert hat diesen Pin entdeckt. Entdecke (und sammle) deine eigenen Pins bei Pinterest. William Corvinus was a member of the Corvinus Clan, the first Werewolf and the ancestor of all Lycans. He is the second antagonist in Underworld: Evolution.

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The cold sensations returned and a low growl emanated from deep within him. Both his parents remained inside the house until it was apparent that their son had calmed down considerably.

For nearly fifteen years after that terrifying incident, nothing even remotely similar happened in the life of Bill Ramsey.

He had grown up, got married and became a doting father of three. The first two years of his marriage though were plagued by nightmares.

Each dream was the same and the results ended up identical as well. Ramsey always awoke in a cold sweat and was overwhelmed by feelings of dread and unease.

In his dream, he was always a few steps behind his wife, who would then turn to face him and run away in extreme terror.

It was only in that these dreams ended. He was correct. It was Bill himself. Once again there was a lull in activity for approximately fifteen years.

It was now and Bill was out with some friends at a local pub. After several drinks, Bill began to feel the same icy chills that first manifested much earlier in his life.

He made an excuse and headed to the lavatory. Once there he checked himself in the mirror and saw a wolf looking back at him.

This was just a precursor as to what was to happen on their way home. In the car ride home, and without any warning, Bill began to growl and immediately turned to his fellow passenger.

Both hands twisted into claws and Ramsey tried to bite the leg of his friend. He brought the car to a stop and made attempts to get the raging Bill out of the back of the car.

It still took several minutes and quite a bit of effort to finally get Bill out of the car. By now the frenzy had dissipated. The Sun newspaper documenting the story of Bill Ramsey.

Worse was to come, but not for another 18 months. Shortly before Christmas , Bill begins to suffer from chest pains and thoughts immediately turned to a possible heart attack.

Bill checked himself into the Emergency Room of the local hospital and was halfway through a blood pressure examination when he sank his teeth into the arm of the nurse and ran through the ward as a man possessed.

Witnesses would later reveal that Bill had hunched shoulders and both hands had curled into talons or claws and bared lips just like a rabid animal.

Anyone that dared approach was knocked down easily with almost superhuman strength. It took quite a few people, working as a team, to finally subdue the rampaging man.

A tranquilizer finally put an end to the outburst. The following morning this tranquilizer had worn off and so did the original transformation.

After a hearty breakfast, the attending doctor listened to the whole story and recommended that Bill remains under observation.

However, he was a voluntary patient and was fully entitled to check himself out. Bill did so but was back within the span of two months. The king's son has been taken!

I shall die if he is not rescued! But the wolf is evasive — it makes for the coast; the child's cries are heard — the wolf stays ahead of its pursuers, comes to the water, leaps into it and makes for the other side.

And so the child crosses the water. He crosses the water. They have lost him. The wolf carries the child on a journey that takes them into the forest outside Rome.

For eight days, amongst the wild animals, the wolf provides for the infant, makes a den in the earth, lines it with grass and dry leaves, making a comfortable refuge so that the child wants for nothing.

At night the wolf sleeps with the young prince, embracing this king's son with its four feet and the little infant becomes so used to the wolf that all seems quite normal to him and he is openly pleased at what the wolf brings and willingly obeys the animal.

The man had a dog with him for company, and to help him keep the cattle. This cowherd sat in the shade with his dog not two hundred yards away from the child, mending shoes, as was his sideline.

All this while the werewolf was hunting for food for the little boy. Surrounded by the melody of the woodland in May, the little child stole cautiously out of his den.

And once out in the open, the sweet May perfume and the song of the birds so pleased him that he wandered further from the refuge and played for a long time, listening to the birdsong.

The cowherd's dog at this time, by chance, caught the scent of the little boy and as soon as he came to the infant, truly, he began to bark terribly and to hold the child at bay.

The child was scared out of his wits and began to cry very loudly in fear, shrieking so much that the sound reached the ears of the cowherd, who knew at once that it was the voice of a small child.

He leapt up and ran towards the noise that his hound was making. But by this time the infant had been driven back into the den where he cowered and sobbed in a state of terror.

The dog stayed at the hole, barking. And when the cowherd arrived, he got down onto his hands and knees and looked into the blackness to see what his dog was barking at.

And there he saw the lovely child, weeping in that horrible hollow, clothed like a king's son. So ends the first part of this tale.

For he is the first to have this tale translated from French into English for the benefit of all Englishmen; whoever prays thus, may God grant him bliss!

The cowherd's wife looked after the little boy as though he were her own son. He grew to be strong and bold, ran about the place like a whirlwind and could be trusted to look after the cows and take them to the best pasture, with no need of any help from a grown-up.

He had a bow and learnt to shoot arrows in the woods, to hunt birds and small animals; so many, to tell the truth, that when he came home each night with his herd, he would always bring with him rabbits and hares, pheasants and other game birds; enough to feed the whole household.

He had many friends. One day, as he tended his cows, the Emperor of Rome rode into the forest to hunt, with many of his nobles and retainers, and it transpired that they found a great wild boar.

There followed a hard pursuit, with hounds running and horns blowing. The Emperor approached the boar along a path, intent upon holding it at bay and destroying it, but he managed to lose his way until there was no sound of hound nor horn.

He found himself alone. The emperor, on his capable horse, stumbled upon a track and listened for any sounds that might guide him, and just then, a werewolf crossed his path, chasing a great deer.

The emperor followed as quickly as he could, came to where the youth was and looked about, but the deer and the werewolf were gone.

Then he caught sight of the lad, saw how fine-looking he was, how well-proportioned and strong, and the emperor thought, in faith, that it must be a child of the Otherworld!

The boy came to meet him and courteously greeted him. The emperor returned his greeting and asked his name and who his parents were; he commanded him to tell.

The child replied quite soberly: 'William, Sir, men call me. I was born nearby, beside this wood. My father is a cowherd, and his wife, in all honour, is my mother.

When the emperor had heard this, he wondered, as well he might, and said: 'Young man, quickly, I urge you, go and call your father to me for I wish to speak with him.

So the child went to his father's house and called him, for he truly believed him to be his father, and said: 'Sweet Sir, a great lord wishes to see you, one of the noblest men I have ever seen.

Go to him, quickly; don't keep him waiting. The cowherd complied, reluctantly, muttering as he went with the boy, and soon they approached the emperor.

The cowherd started to shake with fear when he understood that this was his highest lord, and knew that if he lied, the deceit would be swiftly detected.

Therefore he told the truth — how he had found William in the forest nearby, dressed like a king's son beneath a hollow oak tree, how the boy was discovered by his dog, and how for many winters he had fed and clothed him.

But the boy must come with me, you must understand. I will look after this child now. He granted him, in God's name, to take the child.

The emperor rode gladly with the boy and eventually caught up with his huntsmen, who in the meantime had made many kills. Boars had fallen to their pursuit, bears, hinds, stags and many other animals as well.

When the men saw their lord arrive, they all wondered at the boy seated behind him and asked where he had found the child.

He told them that God had sent him, and said no more. Then he rode back into Rome, with the child behind him.

The emperor had a daughter, a very beautiful girl who was about the same age as William. Her name was Emelior. She was well-mannered and clever for her age, and her father led William to her and said: 'Dear daughter, I have a present for you!

This noble boy — treat him well, for he appears to be a fine young man. I came across him while hunting.

He is very handsome, as you can see, and we may yet learn who he is. My sweet daughter, take care of him. So now William lives at court, an amiable, honest, courteous and prudent young man, much loved by all.

He can play chess, hunt with hawks and with hounds, and can surpass all in Rome at these pursuits. On a horse and regaled in his armour, there is no finer-looking young man amongst all the nobility.

All pale beside him. He is a lord amongst them. And the emperor honours, loves and cherishes him as his own son, the son of his own wife, and takes William everywhere with him.

And in their turn, the great lords and barons, for their love of the emperor, love him also. And the ladies, and the damsels?

Certainly, there is not one of them so fair, so estimable, so proud, clever or wise that she would not, if given the chance, instantly become his sweetheart!

Three years William spent in Rome, and he grew into a tall and strong young man, confident in company, courteous to the ladies, and much admired.

When Emelior hears his praises sung, and sees the truth of it, that he is indeed better spoken and more courageous than any of his peers, soon her thoughts and her heart turn towards him.

Then comes the sorrow and the sadness, all other things forgotten, and she rebukes herself: 'Heart,' she laments, 'what is it that makes me grieve and complain when there is no reason to?

Oh God, what evil is it that makes me so restless that I sing and sigh in one breath; sink into sadness only to rise again in joy? My heart is mine, and then I shrink and feel such pain, to tell the truth, that I am struck down; but quickly, in a rush of emotion, the recovery I feel when I chance to hear of William.

His face is etched on my heart. I can do nothing to remove it. And I wish to do nothing, so pleasant it is to be with him; I would rather love him than be free of all ills!

She turned over to sleep, rebuking her heart, vowing to seek amends; but then, sighing, she said to herself: 'But how foolish!

How stupid to blame my heart! How can I seek amends from my own heart? Am I not its master? But he acts so well, and through his own virtue has risen above all his peers to such an extent that no duke is as handsome nor conducts himself so nobly.

Though he was found as an orphan in the forest, he was dressed in royal clothes when the cowherd found him in the animal burrow.

And when he came here, from the outset he has settled in so naturally that none could fault the way he speaks and acts.

Since coming here he has done nothing wrong, but has been so accommodating and helpful that everyone has praised him and all the kings and dukes worship him.

He is not the son of a cowherd! And since he is so well respected, and every lord is happy to please him, then I have possibly misjudged my heart.

It has guided me nobly towards this young warrior and has settled with wisdom on he whom all men praise. From now on I shall follow my heart, then, through thick and through thin, and let my love settle where it will; forever.

I offer God this gift; that no other shall have my love while William lives. And when her mind was made up, she sighed: 'Alas! I don't think there is any remedy for this.

If I tell him the truth, how I ache for him constantly, he will think I've gone mad, or that I'm playing a joke on him, and that will destroy me.

Thus the maiden Emelior tossed and turned; and after the space of a week she was getting no sleep, she was eating nothing, nothing lightened her spirit, and she showed every indication of being ill.

But no doctor could diagnose what was wrong with her. She began to loose weight and took on a pallid complexion. The honourable Emelior had many maids assigned to her, and among them she had a favourite whom she loved the most, a worthy damsel, her own cousin, the daughter of the Duke of Lombardy, and her name was Alexandra.

And from the very beginning of her illness, Alexandra tended her mistress, for she loved her above all others. And when she saw her so unwell, she waited for the right moment and then said: 'For the sake of Mary, Queen of Heaven, and all whom you love most, here on Earth, tell me what is wrong!

Emelior was cheered and, sighing, said: 'Ah, courteous cousin, I put myself in your hands, that you may find some remedy. This sickness is worse than any I have ever suffered.

I would explain better if I could. It concerns a knight whom I hold in my heart. William, whom all men praise; no man on Earth wins more worship.

No matter who I speak to, my thoughts are on William. I speak to him in my thoughts. I cannot get him out of my mind.

Please help me. I can't take much more of this! At this, Emelior's spirits rose and her sorrows lessened.

Alexandra went off and tried to think of the best way to let William know what was happening, without her actually telling him, for which Emelior, she knew, would rebuke her.

She was very cunning and knew a lot about spells and witchcraft, so that night, as William slept alone in his room, she sent him a strange dream, in which Emelior came to him, clothed seductively, and kneeled before him, weeping, saying: 'Ah!

My lover! Look at me! I am Emelior, see how ill I am for your sake! I put myself in your mercy, for only you can save me. Darling, take me in your arms, and do whatever you want with me, or I shall die of love because of you.

William was delighted — he dreamed. He couldn't believe his luck! And when he awoke, his dream seemed so real that he thought Emelior was still with him as he kissed the pillow.

But it was only a dream. Oh what a beautiful dream that was. God forbid that I should even think of it! And besides, if I were to behave in any other way than that of an ordinary man at court, it would be noticed, to my harm.

I have nobody who would protect me from the emperor's rage. So William tried to cast off the dream, but could not cast Emelior from his thoughts.

Not for all the world could he do so. And by degrees, he began to share the symptoms of Emelior's illness.

He wouldn't eat, became lethargic, couldn't sleep, and did not know how to fend off the pain he felt in his heart.

One morning, he got up in his usual woeful state, hid himself in a cloak and hood, and went into a garden, a beautiful garden enclosed by a high wall.

This private retreat was close to Emelior's room, and William took a seat beside an apple tree. And the pain would come in waves, and he ate nothing, but felt himself completely nourished just by looking at her window.

No one dared spy on him, but they let him do as he pleased. And each morning he went alone to the garden.

But now we turn to Emelior, who asked Alexandra if she'd thought of any way of helping her yet. But we could go into the garden, for there are flowers and there is birdsong, and who knows but you may find something to make you happy there.

And when the two girls arrived in the garden, the flowers were out in profusion and the bushes and trees were full of birds, singing.

There were thirty thrushes speaking excitedly together, as their nature dictated, and there were many other birds also, making a lot of noise in celebration of the rites of mating, and of May.

But for all that mirth, Emelior remained sad, for she was in love and nothing could raise her spirits. Whether he is a knight or a bachelor, he looks a little unwell.

Shall we go and ask what troubles him, and find out who he is? Her sweet words struck him dumb. He could not speak. Joy had rendered him mute.

His complexion became white, then as quickly, he blushed. That word 'love', 'my love', had laid him low; its arrow had pierced into his heart and sapped his strength completely.

Therefore, let him live for a little longer, since he loves you so much. Alexandra saw that neither of them would miss her, and so she wandered away, out of sight, believing that William and her mistress might wish to be alone together.

So she went about in the garden, gathering flowers and making sure that nobody intruded upon them.

And William and Emelior spent all day making love, until William had had all his will. Then, as the sun was setting, Alexandra stole towards them.

Then I truly believe that your sorrow has passed, for each of you is a good doctor to the other. All the surgeons of Palermo could not have worked a better miracle!

William jumped up, ashamed, but Alexandra begged forgiveness for the intrusion, and they both reassured and thanked her. It happened one summer that the Duke of Saxony came into Italy with a great army and waged unprovoked war.

When the emperor was told that his people were under such duress, he was at a loss to understand the reason for it and sent messengers everywhere with urgent dispatches to those who owed him homage and to those who were simply his friends, urging them to come to Rome as quickly as possible, equipped with horses and arms and ready for war.

When William learned of this gathering army, he was delighted and went straight to the emperor. Kneeling, he said: 'Sir, for God's love, grant me a favour; make me a knight so that I can go to these wars, and I pray that I shall not fail you.

The emperor was pleased and granted his request. And the following morning, William was made a knight; and more for the emperor's sake than for his.

And the emperor knighted a further eighty young men, equipped them all with horse and arms as a noble lord should, and placed William in charge of them all.

When the emperor knew the mood of his people, he made ready his army and set out. It was well provided for, with food enough so that its progress was not compromised by any necessity to forage.

They marched with such speed that they soon came to within scouting distance of the army of the Duke of Saxony. The duke was informed of this development and immediately sent proud warriors to parley with the emperor and to try to goad him into committing his forces quickly to battle.

His ploy was successful. The armies gathered on the field of combat. Trumpets sounded to stiffen the hearts of the warriors, forces engaged and many men were slain in the first few minutes of the battle; and to tell the truth, the emperor seemed to be getting the worst of it after a while.

William heard the emperor's piteous complaints to heaven, and to his army, and was distraught. He rallied his young knights. Whoever fails for lack of courage, may wildfire burn him up!

Then turning his horse, William rode towards the enemy. He galloped in to where the fighting was hardest, and whirled his sword about so fiercely that, to speak the truth, within a short while, six of the greatest Saxon warriors lay dead.

One was the Duke of Saxony's nephew, another, his steward. No one seems able to steal a march on him!

A squadron set off, hardened warriors all; they wounded William badly and threw him from his horse. Then they tied him up and turned to take him to the Duke.

But William's men had seen this and were riding to the rescue. The young knights battled their way through the ranks of the enemy until they reached the company that was leading William away, and there they wrought such havoc that they were able to bring him out.

They unbound him and brought him his horse, and when William was remounted he leaped back into the fray, lending support to all around him!

Whoever felt the edge of his sword was killed without mercy; and always he fought his way towards the duke. As soon as the duke saw this, he seized a lance and rode towards him.

William responded and they clashed together. Sir William leapt down from his own horse, drew his sword and said earnestly to the Duke: 'Sir, you wanted to bring me to heel, but now, thank God,' he joked, 'the boot is on the other foot!

And as your former prisoner, I shall now happily pay you your ransom. Yield to me at once, or you shall die!

The battle was over. All the enemy forces fled. He who had the best horse had the best chance of staying alive, for the emperor's men pursued the retreating army ruthlessly.

And William rode with the boldest warriors, as he had all day, and few he met with managed to escape. Had the day been longer, none of the enemy would have avoided capture, but it grew so dark that the pursuit had to be called off, and some got away.

In the morning they heard Mass and then the emperor called together a council of knights. Five hundred high-ranking Saxon noblemen had been captured.

William was given good doctors to attend him and they were happy that his injuries were not life-threatening.

The emperor sent messengers to his daughter to say that he was returning safely. The messengers found Emelior and delivered the news, that her father would return in good health within a fortnight, and Emelior thanked them happily.

There is no king in Christendom he could not overcome. Had it not been for him, your father and all his empire would have been lost. Emelior then was joyful at their news; in fact, no woman has ever been happier.

Her lover had won great praise and done such valiant deeds! The celebrations lasted for the entire week; and then the emperor, with all his knights, arrived at the palace and was received by the people of Rome in triumph.

Emelior, with many maidens, went to her father and greeted him, and then greeted William; and nobody thought anything of it.

But she whispered to William, so that no one should hear, that he should come quietly to her chamber as soon as he could.

And he, by guile and subterfuge, granted her desire as soon as he was able, for he dared not do so openly for risk of betrayal. It would take too long to describe the joyful celebrations that followed the emperor's triumphant return, and the sad mourning also, for the loss of loved ones slain in battle, when their names were made known.

But happiness soon prevailed as the festivities grew. And William went to Emelior's chamber when he saw an opportunity, and played with her as he wished, as they both wished — games of love, unperceived by anyone except Alexandra, as it had been for a long time.

Not long afterwards, Easter came around, and as the emperor was in Rome for that solemn season he summoned all the lords and ladies of that city to his palace, and they were well served with food and drink throughout the festival.

Then thirty knights appeared from out of the blue. They entered the hall, knelt down before the Emperor of Rome and greeted him courteously on behalf of the Emperor of Greece and of his son.

Then one of the Greek knights began to deliver his message. The Emperor of Greece has commanded us to bring you his greetings and to tell you that he has a son, one of the most proved and doughty of all men here on Earth, and who will inherit his father's titles in due course.

He has often heard spoken of your fair daughter, how lovely she is, how attractive and shapely, and because of this praise, and for love of yourself, he requests that his son might marry her.

I urge you, do not invent difficulties or murmur disapproval. Embrace this agreement wholeheartedly and let it be fulfilled with speed, for if you do, I dare say your daughter will have more gold than you have silver, and wield power over more wonderful cities and impregnable castles than you have small towns!

We seek an immediate answer. Your lords are all assembled, their advice is ready to hand, so there is no reason to delay your decision.

The emperor called a council of noblemen, to sound out their opinions, and they all agreed that it was a splendid idea. A date was set for the wedding.

The messengers were entertained, urged to stay for as long as they liked, and when they left, personal gifts of gold and silver were given to them.

Great joy was made in Rome as word of Emelior's betrothal spread. Everyone was happy that Emelior should have made such a marriage, to the heir of the Emperor of Greece!

And every man told another, quickly, joyfully, until almost the only man not to know was William, for he was busy playing board games.

When the news finally reached him, William stole away from the company he was in as quietly as he could, so that no one would know how he felt.

So upset was he at the news that he hated his own life. When he reached his lodgings, he was so overcome with grief that he went straight to his bed and stayed there; and he was so ill, to tell the truth, that everybody who knew about it thought he was going to die.

The emperor was told, and he went straight to William to see how he was, accompanied by half a dozen knights, and asked anxiously how he felt.

When the emperor heard this, and saw how bad William looked, he could hardly bear it and had to leave. He went to see his daughter and told her.

She comforted her father as well as she could, but she could hardly bear the pain herself. Alexandra, who was her closest confident, told her to go to see William at once.

Emelior called her maidens, and made her way quickly to William's lodgings, on the pretext of legitimate concern. But when she arrived at his room, she asked her maids to wait outside.

She and Alexandra went in and sat beside William's bed. Emelior said: 'My sweet lover, I have come alone but for Alexandra, to understand why you are so ill, and what it is that grieves you.

My peerless knight, my lover, my joy, tell me the truth or I shall die! I, who have loved you so faithfully, and thought your love for me was equally strong!

Why have you wronged me, that I should die for your sake? But darling, my sweetheart, thank you for coming, for the sight of you has lengthened my life a little.

When Emelior heard this, she sighed and wept, and said: 'My lover, believe me, all the men on Earth could not save my life if you were to die.

And my love, you have not lost me, for although my father has foolishly made commitments on my behalf, do you think I shall honour them?

William was greatly relieved, and they kissed, hugged, and cuddled one another; and when the time came for Emelior to leave, she took her maids with her and William remained at his lodgings, healed of all his pains.

Every street in Rome was strewn with flowers and decked out with flags and colourful bunting. Musicians played and there was singing and masked dancing.

The Greeks were splendidly received and given their own accommodation; and those who saw it said that the tents and pavilions rivalled the city of Rome itself!

The Emperor of Greece and all his people were told that everything was theirs for the asking. But I shall leave this sumptuous arrival and speak of William and Emelior.

When things had quietened down a little and people were resting, William went alone to Emelior's room in a very depressed state.

Hibbard Medieval Romance in England. New York: Burt Franklin. Oxford English Dictionary Blog. Retrieved The Oxford English Dictionary traces singular they back to , where it appears in the medieval romance William and the Werewolf.

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Both his parents remained inside the house until it was apparent that their son had calmed down considerably. For nearly fifteen years after that terrifying incident, nothing even remotely similar happened in the life of Bill Ramsey.

He had grown up, got married and became a doting father of three. The first two years of his marriage though were plagued by nightmares.

Each dream was the same and the results ended up identical as well. Ramsey always awoke in a cold sweat and was overwhelmed by feelings of dread and unease.

In his dream, he was always a few steps behind his wife, who would then turn to face him and run away in extreme terror. It was only in that these dreams ended.

He was correct. It was Bill himself. Once again there was a lull in activity for approximately fifteen years.

It was now and Bill was out with some friends at a local pub. After several drinks, Bill began to feel the same icy chills that first manifested much earlier in his life.

He made an excuse and headed to the lavatory. Once there he checked himself in the mirror and saw a wolf looking back at him.

This was just a precursor as to what was to happen on their way home. In the car ride home, and without any warning, Bill began to growl and immediately turned to his fellow passenger.

Both hands twisted into claws and Ramsey tried to bite the leg of his friend. He brought the car to a stop and made attempts to get the raging Bill out of the back of the car.

It still took several minutes and quite a bit of effort to finally get Bill out of the car. By now the frenzy had dissipated.

The Sun newspaper documenting the story of Bill Ramsey. Worse was to come, but not for another 18 months.

Shortly before Christmas , Bill begins to suffer from chest pains and thoughts immediately turned to a possible heart attack. Bill checked himself into the Emergency Room of the local hospital and was halfway through a blood pressure examination when he sank his teeth into the arm of the nurse and ran through the ward as a man possessed.

Witnesses would later reveal that Bill had hunched shoulders and both hands had curled into talons or claws and bared lips just like a rabid animal.

Anyone that dared approach was knocked down easily with almost superhuman strength. It took quite a few people, working as a team, to finally subdue the rampaging man.

A tranquilizer finally put an end to the outburst. The following morning this tranquilizer had worn off and so did the original transformation.

After a hearty breakfast, the attending doctor listened to the whole story and recommended that Bill remains under observation.

However, he was a voluntary patient and was fully entitled to check himself out. Bill did so but was back within the span of two months.

In January , Bill had just finished a visit to his mother when he began to feel an attack coming on. He made it to the same hospital on the same terms of his previous visit.

The attending nurse was alone with Ramsey in the Emergency Room and feared for her life once she told Ramsey that she was going to find a doctor. Ramsey threw to one side and lunged for an orderly.

By chance four police officers entered the hospital and immediately circled Ramsey. The officers and Ramsey had a stand-off for a few seconds until Ramsey began snarling and growling at all four.

The policemen advanced on Ramsey, who defended himself with some vigor. One of the four police officers suffered wounds so severe that he ended up in the hospital for another four days.

All four managed to handcuff Ramsey again. The short walk to the waiting squad car went off without incident, as Ramsey had apparently regained his faculties.

When he arrived at the local police station, they immediately summoned the police surgeon. Ramsey considered the suggestion of checking himself into a mental institution but decided against it, citing the stigma that he might feel in the days to follow.

Since he was clearly in control and rational, Ramsey was released. In the summer of , he was back at the police station. This time, however, he was much more public-spirited.

The second that he parked his car, she fled into the station. Ramsey once again felt the now familiar sensations surging from the middle of his chest, just as a burly policeman approached the car.

The wolf within him took immediate hold of Ramsey and the officer was thrown to the ground and was having the life choked out of him until help finally came.

All the surgeons of Palermo could not have worked a better miracle! William jumped up, ashamed, but Alexandra begged forgiveness for the intrusion, and they both reassured and thanked her.

It happened one summer that the Duke of Saxony came into Italy with a great army and waged unprovoked war.

When the emperor was told that his people were under such duress, he was at a loss to understand the reason for it and sent messengers everywhere with urgent dispatches to those who owed him homage and to those who were simply his friends, urging them to come to Rome as quickly as possible, equipped with horses and arms and ready for war.

When William learned of this gathering army, he was delighted and went straight to the emperor. Kneeling, he said: 'Sir, for God's love, grant me a favour; make me a knight so that I can go to these wars, and I pray that I shall not fail you.

The emperor was pleased and granted his request. And the following morning, William was made a knight; and more for the emperor's sake than for his.

And the emperor knighted a further eighty young men, equipped them all with horse and arms as a noble lord should, and placed William in charge of them all.

When the emperor knew the mood of his people, he made ready his army and set out. It was well provided for, with food enough so that its progress was not compromised by any necessity to forage.

They marched with such speed that they soon came to within scouting distance of the army of the Duke of Saxony. The duke was informed of this development and immediately sent proud warriors to parley with the emperor and to try to goad him into committing his forces quickly to battle.

His ploy was successful. The armies gathered on the field of combat. Trumpets sounded to stiffen the hearts of the warriors, forces engaged and many men were slain in the first few minutes of the battle; and to tell the truth, the emperor seemed to be getting the worst of it after a while.

William heard the emperor's piteous complaints to heaven, and to his army, and was distraught. He rallied his young knights.

Whoever fails for lack of courage, may wildfire burn him up! Then turning his horse, William rode towards the enemy. He galloped in to where the fighting was hardest, and whirled his sword about so fiercely that, to speak the truth, within a short while, six of the greatest Saxon warriors lay dead.

One was the Duke of Saxony's nephew, another, his steward. No one seems able to steal a march on him! A squadron set off, hardened warriors all; they wounded William badly and threw him from his horse.

Then they tied him up and turned to take him to the Duke. But William's men had seen this and were riding to the rescue.

The young knights battled their way through the ranks of the enemy until they reached the company that was leading William away, and there they wrought such havoc that they were able to bring him out.

They unbound him and brought him his horse, and when William was remounted he leaped back into the fray, lending support to all around him!

Whoever felt the edge of his sword was killed without mercy; and always he fought his way towards the duke. As soon as the duke saw this, he seized a lance and rode towards him.

William responded and they clashed together. Sir William leapt down from his own horse, drew his sword and said earnestly to the Duke: 'Sir, you wanted to bring me to heel, but now, thank God,' he joked, 'the boot is on the other foot!

And as your former prisoner, I shall now happily pay you your ransom. Yield to me at once, or you shall die! The battle was over.

All the enemy forces fled. He who had the best horse had the best chance of staying alive, for the emperor's men pursued the retreating army ruthlessly.

And William rode with the boldest warriors, as he had all day, and few he met with managed to escape. Had the day been longer, none of the enemy would have avoided capture, but it grew so dark that the pursuit had to be called off, and some got away.

In the morning they heard Mass and then the emperor called together a council of knights. Five hundred high-ranking Saxon noblemen had been captured.

William was given good doctors to attend him and they were happy that his injuries were not life-threatening.

The emperor sent messengers to his daughter to say that he was returning safely. The messengers found Emelior and delivered the news, that her father would return in good health within a fortnight, and Emelior thanked them happily.

There is no king in Christendom he could not overcome. Had it not been for him, your father and all his empire would have been lost. Emelior then was joyful at their news; in fact, no woman has ever been happier.

Her lover had won great praise and done such valiant deeds! The celebrations lasted for the entire week; and then the emperor, with all his knights, arrived at the palace and was received by the people of Rome in triumph.

Emelior, with many maidens, went to her father and greeted him, and then greeted William; and nobody thought anything of it. But she whispered to William, so that no one should hear, that he should come quietly to her chamber as soon as he could.

And he, by guile and subterfuge, granted her desire as soon as he was able, for he dared not do so openly for risk of betrayal.

It would take too long to describe the joyful celebrations that followed the emperor's triumphant return, and the sad mourning also, for the loss of loved ones slain in battle, when their names were made known.

But happiness soon prevailed as the festivities grew. And William went to Emelior's chamber when he saw an opportunity, and played with her as he wished, as they both wished — games of love, unperceived by anyone except Alexandra, as it had been for a long time.

Not long afterwards, Easter came around, and as the emperor was in Rome for that solemn season he summoned all the lords and ladies of that city to his palace, and they were well served with food and drink throughout the festival.

Then thirty knights appeared from out of the blue. They entered the hall, knelt down before the Emperor of Rome and greeted him courteously on behalf of the Emperor of Greece and of his son.

Then one of the Greek knights began to deliver his message. The Emperor of Greece has commanded us to bring you his greetings and to tell you that he has a son, one of the most proved and doughty of all men here on Earth, and who will inherit his father's titles in due course.

He has often heard spoken of your fair daughter, how lovely she is, how attractive and shapely, and because of this praise, and for love of yourself, he requests that his son might marry her.

I urge you, do not invent difficulties or murmur disapproval. Embrace this agreement wholeheartedly and let it be fulfilled with speed, for if you do, I dare say your daughter will have more gold than you have silver, and wield power over more wonderful cities and impregnable castles than you have small towns!

We seek an immediate answer. Your lords are all assembled, their advice is ready to hand, so there is no reason to delay your decision.

The emperor called a council of noblemen, to sound out their opinions, and they all agreed that it was a splendid idea. A date was set for the wedding.

The messengers were entertained, urged to stay for as long as they liked, and when they left, personal gifts of gold and silver were given to them.

Great joy was made in Rome as word of Emelior's betrothal spread. Everyone was happy that Emelior should have made such a marriage, to the heir of the Emperor of Greece!

And every man told another, quickly, joyfully, until almost the only man not to know was William, for he was busy playing board games.

When the news finally reached him, William stole away from the company he was in as quietly as he could, so that no one would know how he felt.

So upset was he at the news that he hated his own life. When he reached his lodgings, he was so overcome with grief that he went straight to his bed and stayed there; and he was so ill, to tell the truth, that everybody who knew about it thought he was going to die.

The emperor was told, and he went straight to William to see how he was, accompanied by half a dozen knights, and asked anxiously how he felt.

When the emperor heard this, and saw how bad William looked, he could hardly bear it and had to leave.

He went to see his daughter and told her. She comforted her father as well as she could, but she could hardly bear the pain herself. Alexandra, who was her closest confident, told her to go to see William at once.

Emelior called her maidens, and made her way quickly to William's lodgings, on the pretext of legitimate concern.

But when she arrived at his room, she asked her maids to wait outside. She and Alexandra went in and sat beside William's bed.

Emelior said: 'My sweet lover, I have come alone but for Alexandra, to understand why you are so ill, and what it is that grieves you.

My peerless knight, my lover, my joy, tell me the truth or I shall die! I, who have loved you so faithfully, and thought your love for me was equally strong!

Why have you wronged me, that I should die for your sake? But darling, my sweetheart, thank you for coming, for the sight of you has lengthened my life a little.

When Emelior heard this, she sighed and wept, and said: 'My lover, believe me, all the men on Earth could not save my life if you were to die.

And my love, you have not lost me, for although my father has foolishly made commitments on my behalf, do you think I shall honour them?

William was greatly relieved, and they kissed, hugged, and cuddled one another; and when the time came for Emelior to leave, she took her maids with her and William remained at his lodgings, healed of all his pains.

Every street in Rome was strewn with flowers and decked out with flags and colourful bunting. Musicians played and there was singing and masked dancing.

The Greeks were splendidly received and given their own accommodation; and those who saw it said that the tents and pavilions rivalled the city of Rome itself!

The Emperor of Greece and all his people were told that everything was theirs for the asking. But I shall leave this sumptuous arrival and speak of William and Emelior.

When things had quietened down a little and people were resting, William went alone to Emelior's room in a very depressed state.

But we must think carefully and you must muster all of your wits. This is no time for foolish theatricals nor for self-pity. Which is the best way of fleeing the country?

But it was to no avail. They could think of nothing at all that had any hope of success. So they called Alexandra, to see if she could offer any ideas.

And if you were in disguise, it would be of no use, for you would be spotted. Since none of these will serve, but, nonetheless, you must go, I can be no more devious than to suggest that in the kitchen are many skinners who spend their days flaying wild beasts, bucks, hinds and other wild animals.

And the strongest animal, the most formidable, is the bear. If we were able to steal two bearskins and put you both inside them, there is no one alive who would challenge you on the highway!

I can think of no better plan than that you disguise yourselves as bears; for they, of all animals, are most like people. Quickly, without any more words, she found some boys' clothes in a cupboard, selected some, dressed herself in them and ran boisterously to the kitchen where men were busy in the butchery department.

She moved convincingly about, lending a hand here and there until she saw her moment. There were two large white bear skins hanging up, ideal for wrapping her two friends in.

She took them down, stole away unseen and raced to her lady and William. And Alexandra began to dress Emelior first, fastened her in the skin with strong cords, all about her proper clothes, so that, in all honesty, no man would think anything other than that she was a bear, so exactly did each piece join with another.

Emelior was delighted and said: 'Dearest Alexandra, how do you like me now? Am I not a handsome bear?

I would give you a wide berth if I saw you on the highway! Alexandra then wrapped William in the other bearskin.

And when he was properly sewn in, William said happily to Emelior: 'Tell me, my sweetheart, how do you like me now? When Alexandra saw them preparing to set off, she could hold back her emotions no longer and wept for sorrow; but nonetheless, she took them to a postern gate that led to the garden where William and Emelior had first kissed.

William and Emelior made their way quickly through the garden, fiercely on their four feet, as bears do, and happened to encounter one of the new arrivals from Greece, looking at the plants.

Terrified out of his wits, he raced out of the garden as fast as feet can run, for he firmly believed that they were pursuing him and would eat him.

His friends were happy to see him in such a state, thinking it a good joke, and so I shall leave them and speak of the bears. They raced quickly away from the garden towards the forest that lay nearby.

At first they went on all fours, as wild animals do, but when they grew tired, they went upright. And they walked through that wilderness all night, until dawn broke.

Then they found a secluded hollow beneath an upturned oak. It was far from any habitation and so well concealed that nobody could see them.

They were exhausted and thanked God for providing such a secret hiding place. Hazelnuts, or rose hips — all the fruits of the forest. Honestly, we can.

This life will be alright. I mean to do better than to see you living on blackberries. I will find a path and wait for someone to come along carrying bread or milk or something like that to market, then I can snatch it from them and come straight back to you.

I can think of no other way of staying alive. It is better to keep ourselves hidden and live on fruit. The werewolf had followed them all that night, quickly and silently, though they did not know that he was there.

And when he saw them in the hollow beneath the oak and heard them talking about food, he made his way to a road through the forest.

And it happened that a country yokel came ambling down the road with some bread and boiled beef in his pouch. The werewolf leapt out into the road with a roar, threatened to attack the man, then did so, knocking him flat.

The poor fellow fully expected to die, got up and ran for his life, leaving his bag of food behind. The werewolf went straight back to where William was resting, and laid the bag beside them both.

Then he ran off. William saw this and wondered greatly why a wild beast should leave a bag so close to them. He reached for it, quickly opened it, and found the bread and beef inside.

The morning after William and Emelior's flight from the secluded garden, the wedding was to take place. Nobody suspected otherwise. The emperors arose; and everyone dressed in their most expensive outfits, as lavish and costly as their wealth would allow.

The weather was good, the sun shined, and the Emperor of Greece and all his knights made for their horses as quickly as they could. To describe the robes that the groom was wearing, for whom all this expense had been incurred, and who imagined that he was soon to be married, would take far too long.

The Pope was at the church of Saint Peter, with his prelates and bishops and abbots and cardinals, all in their finest regalia, waiting to conduct the ceremony.

The Greeks light-heartedly loitered, waiting for the bride to make her appearance. The Emperor of Rome waited also, with all his barons and the boldest of his realm, and as time passed, he began to wonder why his daughter was taking so long.

Everybody was assembled. And at last he had a nobleman go to her chamber to call her to the church. The nobleman expedited his errand with all speed and found her chambers to be empty.

No explanation could be sought since he could find nobody there at all. When the emperor understood this, he stormed off in a rage to Emelior's outer rooms and burst in through the door: 'Why the devil are you taking so long!

Where are you? When Alexandra heard this she began to fear for her life. She left her room, went quickly to the emperor and courteously greeted him.

Then she asked him what was the matter. My lady made me stay up late with her last night, just the two of us alone, and she told me something she had learned from someone who knew the customs of Greece.

She said she would rather be wedded to a commoner than live her life with a Greek! And also, Sir, she told me something else that troubled me a lot, and this was the reason she was angry with me before we went to bed.

She said that she had fallen in love with someone else, one of the bravest knights who has ever galloped a horse, and one of the most handsome.

I asked his name, disapprovingly, and she told me that it was William. When the emperor heard this, he was almost mad with anger and grief, and strode into Emelior's inner chamber and up to her bed.

But it was empty; there was nothing behind the curtains except bedclothes. Like a deranged man he asked Alexandra — he pleaded with her: 'Damsel, quickly, tell me where she is!

But if William has gone, then my lady will have gone with him, in life or in death. The emperor raged in frustration like a tyrant.

Has that traitor betrayed me, after I gave him wealth and looked after him since he was a foundling! Through his actions today I am ruined!

My word has become worthless! By the great God that made me, if that traitor can be found, nobody will stop me from pulling his living body from the gallows and tearing him apart with horses.

The knights had no choice, and with heavy hearts they went to arrest the man they all loved. And in all honesty, when they found his lodgings to be deserted they were very happy and relieved, and returned to the emperor with the news.

So, weary and upset, the Emperor of Rome made all haste to speak with the Emperor of Greece. Everyone was sorry that the wedding had to be cancelled, and the Emperor of Greece was particularly aggrieved.

So the cry went out for everybody to hunt for two white bears. Everyone joined in the search, on horseback and on foot, scouring the forests with bloodhounds until a group came to within a bowshot of where William and Emelior lay together.

The werewolf placed himself in danger by running near to the hounds and trying to draw them away. When the hounds caught his scent, they abandoned their searching and ran in pursuit, over hills and through marshland, for many miles.

Through God's grace, the werewolf led them a merry chase, leaving the white bears asleep, oblivious to all that was going on around them. And at last the people who were following the dogs realised that the trail had gone cold.

When the Emperor of Greece learned that there had been no sightings of the two bears, all the Greeks returned to their own country, vexed and unhappy.

But the guards on all roads and crossings remained in place and the search went on for the bears; but because of the help the wolf was giving them, no one could discover where they were.

He fed them when they needed food and guided them along the paths and trackways at night. And by day he led them to where they would find a suitable den to hide in.

And while they slept, he stood guard against any danger. Thus the werewolf made possible their escape, and oversaw their progress into the border country with Apulia.

Travelling one night, they came upon a region where the forests and woods gave way to a treeless plain.

And as the light brightened towards dawn, they saw a noble city with fine walls and battlements, known even now as Benevento. When William saw it, he grew uneasy and said to Emelior: 'Sweetheart, we are now in God's hands, for I have no idea where we can hide.

Christ help us, for we are as good as dead, otherwise! As they stood, they noticed a quarry at the foot of a hill and made their way quickly towards it.

Within the quarry, which seemed to have been quite freshly excavated, there was a rocky recess, a cave, and they crept inside, exhausted.

The werewolf kept watch under a crag. But they had not been asleep for very long when some workmen arrived with heavy tools, and when they came within sight of the cave and made ready to start work, one of them saw the bears lying together in each others' arms.

Well, you'll never guess what I've just seen over there. We could soon be rich! His workmates were delighted at the news, and told him to run as fast as he could to the provost, while they kept watch.

So the quarryman sped off. The provost quickly let the news spread throughout the city, along with a command that everybody should assemble on horseback or on foot, and surround the quarry.

Emelior woke from a nightmare. Waking William she said: 'Darling, I am so frightened. I dreamed that our cave was visited by wild bears, apes and bulls, and there was a little lion, the leader's cub, who was seized by our werewolf.

I am frightened of what the dream might mean. We shall rest here, safely, until nightfall. But shortly they heard a huge commotion of horses coming from all directions around the quarry, as though all hell had been let loose!

William went to see what was going on and saw mounted knights, fully armed, proudly displaying their horsemanship and boasting to a handsome little boy who had been brought up to see the bears captured.

When William became aware how close they were to catastrophe, he turned to Emelior. Then your life will be spared, for the love of your father.

Weeping uncontrollably, Emelior replied: 'What! Do you believe, darling, that I would leave you in order to save myself? No, by He who bought us on the cross with his blood!

This bear's pelt shall never leave my back, be certain of that! By this time the provost had given orders for the bears to be captured.

But as God willed, the werewolf knew of their danger and quickly, like a mad animal, ran at the provost's small son, catching him up in his jaws.

He ran on through the crowd, making a dreadful noise and acting for all the world as though he meant to eat the boy.

Everybody after him! They pursued the wolf with such a noise of shouting and of horns, and were all so wholly absorbed in the chase that nobody remained in the quarry at all.

And whenever the werewolf had gained half a mile or so on his pursuers, he would pause and rest in order to allow those following to think that they had a chance of catching up with him and rescuing the child.

Then he would set off again. And this carried on all day, and no one was able to overtake him, and nobody dared to try to use an arrow or a spear, for fear of hitting the child.

So long did the chase continue that when twilight approached, the werewolf knew that there was little need to carry the boy any further. So he put the child down without a mark on him, not even a bruise, and as soon as he had done this, he raced swiftly away as though he had gone no more than half a mile all day.

When the provost saw that the wolf had at last dropped his little son, he spurred ahead of all his people and gathered the child up in his arms, kissing and hugging the little boy and anxiously inspecting him for signs of injury.

And when he saw that he was unhurt, he forgot all his troubles. And it was a very happy crowd indeed that made its way home.

William and Emelior made their way quickly over hills and across valleys, keeping to the narrowest and loneliest of paths, and each step was fraught with the danger of meeting someone who might recognise them.

And as for the werewolf, he made his way to William and Emelior, using the senses that only dogs possess, and acquiring on the way some food and wine for them, he laid these at William's feet and scampered away.

William was surprised, and Emelior also, that the beast went away and never stayed with them, though he helped them enormously.

See what sorrow he suffers to keep the two of us alive. He never fails to bring whatever we need straight to where we are. May Christ keep him from all harm!

And they happily tucked into the food that the werewolf had brought, for they were very hungry. And they rested all that day, and to tell the truth, all the following night as well, for Emelior was so weary she could not walk a step further.

Early the following day, before the sun was up, some colliers approached, laden with coal. When they had moved off, William said to Emelior: 'Darling, we cannot walk about in these bearskins any more, if we can find any alternative at all.

But I cannot see any alternative. While this was going on, the werewolf had been hunting a huge deer, a hart, and brought it down right beside their den.

Then he went off and found a hind, and served it in the same manner, bringing it down, too, beside their den.

And then he went away without a sound. William knew immediately what the wolf had in mind. Let's take the skins off these animals and dress ourselves in them before going any further.

William took the hart and Emelior the hind and they skinned them as quickly as they could; then each playfully dressed the other so that the skins were firm and tight, each sewn together so skilfully that the hide looked exactly as it had done upon the beast on which it had grown.

They seemed more convincing as deer even than they had been before, as bears, the skins fitted so perfectly! When they were dressed in their skins, they stayed in the den until the sun had set.

But when night descended, they were eager to continue their journey, and the werewolf followed, then led, showing the paths they should use, taking the least inhabited route towards Sicily.

Led by the werewolf, William and Emelior travelled over moors and plains, but everywhere they came to they found the land damaged, destroyed, towns and villages burnt, though the walls were still guarded.

And all this was William's land, it has to be said, he who was a deer; and here is the reason why war and suffering had visited the region. You have already seen how William's father, the King of Apulia, Sicily and Calabria, had tried to rescue his young son from the jaws of a wolf.

Well, the king had died, leaving his wife, William's mother, to look after their beautiful daughter. She was younger than William by three years, with the most attractive figure that any young nobleman could wish to hold on the dance floor, and she had attracted the attentions of the son of the King of Spain.

But William's mother was against the marriage and supported her daughter in rejecting the suit, and it was for this reason that the King of Spain was making war upon the land.

Towns had been burnt, people killed, and the queen herself had been forced to flee to her principal city of Palermo. And now the King of Spain besieged this city relentlessly; his son made many serious attempts to storm it, though its brave defenders had managed to see off the attacks, with great loss of life on both sides.

But now the people were in dire straits and had come to the queen begging her to accede to the King of Spain's demands.

For they could no longer resist the siege; the King of Spain could call upon fresh troops whenever he wished, whereas they were all tired and hungry.

However, Greece is far away, as you all know, and it may take him a short while to arrive. Therefore I beseech you, my bold warriors, for the love of He who made you, maintain your hardiness and defend our city until God sees fit to send us some relief!

And she instructed two knights to go quickly out of the city to the enemy camp, to ask for a fortnight's truce. And if at the end of this time no help had arrived, she resolved to offer the King of Spain anything he wanted, short of her daughter's hand in marriage.

But the messengers returned without a truce, and when she learnt this, she went anxiously to her room and prayed all night for help.

But now we must leave the siege of Palermo, the harsh assaults and the determined defence, and return to the two animals who journey ever onwards, guided by their werewolf.

Listen to what happened, all you gentlefolk! The two deer travelled for a long while, along secluded paths, over hills and along valleys, until they came to a magnificent city on the coast.

The beasts spent all day hidden in a den, in a cliff near to the harbour, until evening darkened into night. Then they made their way quickly to where a great many ships were tied up.

The wolf looked carefully for a vessel that seemed ready to sail, and found one fully laden with amphorae of wine. The crew were asleep, having been given free time until the moon rose, for the ship could do nothing until then.

And when the wolf perceived this, he went back to the hart and the hind and, by signs and gestures, he communicated the situation to them and they followed him on board.

The werewolf found them a place where they could hide amongst the cargo. When the moon arose and the tide neared its flood, the ship set sail and left port.

When they were nearly across the strait, the werewolf addressed his mind to how he could help the deer to get off the boat without coming to any harm.

And as the ship was approaching the land, he leaped overboard in full view of the crew. The sailors saw him and grabbed oars and spars, anything that came to hand, and threw them at him.

One man in particular had a good aim and hit the werewolf as he entered the water, causing him to sink beneath the waves; he nearly drowned, but through sheer strength the werewolf recovered his senses and swam swiftly away, in full view of them all.

And they, intent upon killing the animal, sailed after him and dropped anchor. The werewolf was clever and loitered on the beach, giving the crew every hope of catching him, and they all piled into the tender and rowed ashore, leaving only a little lad in short trousers to look after the ship.

When the boat with all the sailors in it had set off for the beach, the hart and the hind emerged onto the deck.

When the boy saw them, he was terrified. The hart went over to where she lay, picked up the hind and leapt into the sea with her!

The hart swam to a safe distance from the ship, then looked to see how badly injured the hind was. He was relieved to see that she was a bit shocked, that was all.

Why do you have to endure so much that by rights should be mine to receive? I would kill that boy if he was here now!

The sailors soon returned and the boy told them about the deer, how strange it had all been, and how he didn't know what had happened to them after they'd jumped off the ship.

Now hear of the animals and of the wilderness they travelled through. When the deer had leaped overboard and the werewolf had well and truly given the shipmen the slip, he went as quickly as he could to the hart and hind, and when they saw their beast, they were delighted that he had escaped without any injury.

They went onwards together, happy to be alive, although everything was wasted, burnt and destroyed.

But wherever the werewolf led them, they followed, and he guided them to a distant town, a very handsome town, the fairest that any man might look upon; it was without equal and its name was Palermo.

In the shadow of the royal palace were some gardens in which lay a menagerie, though as a result of the conflict it was now destroyed.

The deer headed for these gardens, led by the werewolf who was ever their guide, and found a well-concealed hideaway in a crag very near to the queen's chamber.

All day they hid there, and on into the night. The werewolf went off to find food and drink, and when he returned they made themselves as merry as they could.

But now we shall fall silent about the beasts for a moment and speak of the queen, who languishes in the castle with much anxiety. The Queen lifted up a window of her chamber that looked over the part of the gardens where the deer were resting and, looking out over the ruins of the menagerie, she saw beneath a lovely laurel tree a hart and a hind embracing one another.

They were talking together, but the queen could not hear what they were saying. So amazed was she at this sight that she stayed at the window for a long while, watching the deer as they lay in the seclusion of a shrubbery, thinking themselves unobserved.

And only when it became so dark that she could scarcely see them at all did the Queen dress herself and go into her hall, to raise as much cheer as she could muster.

And when supper was over and everybody had washed, she was told by her knights how hopeless the situation had become, how her walls were all broken and her ramparts burned, and that the siege could no longer be withstood.

Then the queen said courteously: 'Lords, you are all my liege men and have sworn to uphold my rights, and no finer men than you exist; therefore, for God's love and for your own honour, you must protect me from these wicked men who would have me killed.

Truly, if I escape this peril, you will all be rewarded handsomely and your fortitude shall not have been wasted. And her knights and noblemen agreed that they would stand by her and do her bidding.

The queen thanked them, then hurried to her chapel to ask her priest to sing a Mass. And when the Mass was finished she went to her private rooms and waited at the window where she had been watching the deer; and she saw that they were still there.

The hot sun during the day had so dried their skins that their clothes were visible beneath. The queen was intrigued. She called her priest to her room and showed him the sight, and as soon as he saw the deer, he said: 'For the love of Mary, be dismayed no longer!

You know how the daughter of the Emperor of Rome was recently given away in marriage to the son of the Emperor of Greece?

She could not be made to honour her commitment and ran away with the man she loves, one of the bravest knights in her father's Empire.

They were dressed in the skins of two white bears, then they changed these for the skins of two deer, by some means that is totally beyond me.

Well — there they are! There can be no question. There they are! Think how best to gain the confidence of these animals, so that the knight and the lovely damsel will come to your room.

And the queen thought it best if she were sewn into a huge deerskin, as the knight and the damsel were, and to go out into the garden and lie under a bush, and see if she could get them to speak to her.

Quickly, the priest obtained a hide and then, as it was getting late, they retired to their beds for the night. But the breaking dawn found the queen magnificently dressed in the deerskin.

She made her way via a postern gate into the garden, where she lay down beneath a bush close to where the deer were concealed; and nobody knew she was there except for the priest and one of her handmaidens, the one she loved the most.

They waited for her by the small doorway in the wall; and when the sun rose above the horizon, the hart and the hind woke up and began to speak:. I long to see it again, if such a thing were possible.

Only he knows what is in his mind. Honestly, it cannot be afraid of us. If it knew the truth, I bet it would be off like a shot!

I know who you are, where you are from and why you are running. The queen took William and Emelior by the hands and guided them through the postern gate and into her castle.

The maid was still there, and when she saw the three animals, so beast-like in their hides, just like deer, she was terrified and began to run away.

But the queen called to her: 'Why are you frightened? You know that I was dressed in this skin when I left you. The queen led them to a room beneath the highest tower.

Beds were made up, and two baths prepared. Then the queen took a knife and swiftly unlaced William and Emelior and threw the hideous hides into a corner.

And then they were given fine garments to wear. The queen hugged and kissed Emelior, then she bathed them both and dressed them in the fine new clothes, and led them to a table where was laid the most magnificent meal.

There is no need to describe it, for there was nothing missing at all. Everything was at hand. William was delighted to discover that this was the Queen of Apulia and quickly said: 'Madam, by the Lord who made us all, if you will look after my lady while I attend to the desperate situation you appear to be in, you shall have all the help I can give you.

I shall not fail you, for as long as my life lasts. As dawn broke the next morning, the Spanish began another attack upon the city, with three thousand men.

At once, the men of the city closed the gates and manned the walls. But because there were so few defenders, none dared ride out to engage the enemy.

Piteous cries erupted within the city, for many deemed that this would be the last dawn they would see. The news quickly reached the palace. William rose at once and the Queen saw to it that he was armed as he wished; and then William made his way to the stables.

As soon as William arrived, a horse kicked up a huge commotion, then knelt down upon his front legs and looked as happy as any horse may; and all the knights who had followed William were amazed, for it was the horse that had belonged to the late king, and he had not allowed anybody near him since his master's death, but had had to be chained in his stable to keep him under control.

The steed stood again, and with great gravity, moved not a muscle while William put a saddle onto his back. Then William mounted the horse, gathered the straps of his shield over his shoulder and took up a magnificent sword, and a lance.

The horse seemed so comfortable with the weight that he carried, and looked so magnificent, that all the knights marvelled who this man might be, who now sat upon his back.

His arms glistened and shone like no knight's they had ever seen. The queen, her daughter and Emelior stood at a window, anxious to be seen together, and the queen declared William to be without equal.

And Emelior became worried that they meant to deceive her, and to take William from her, and she said softly to herself: 'Lord, if it had pleased you, I would rather have remained in the forest than stay here in wealth and comfort only to lose him to another.

William rode off on his horse, and everybody marvelled at his courage and demeanour. He went quickly towards the assembly of knights and they were all delighted to see him.

William rode up and said: 'Dear noblemen, for God's love, listen to me! Why do you let the enemy keep you imprisoned within these walls?

Why do you cower like cowards while the Spanish do what they please to your city? The only course is to meet them, to sally out and engage them in combat; have faith in the rightness of your cause, and their injustice will be their downfall.

If you meet them valiantly, you will prevail, though they be five times your number! All you who want to win glory in this conflict, follow me, for I shall be the first to strike a blow in reply to their arrogance!

When the knights heard this, and saw William ride off, they were inspired by his courage and organised themselves into battle formation.

And the first of the Spanish knights to ride to meet them was a hardened warrior, the King's steward, leading his contingent; he rode fiercely and courageously in fine armour.

William saw him and grasping his lance he galloped towards the approaching knight. Their spears shattered as they met, but William's held up the better and pierced the other through the body.

The knight fell dead from his horse. The Spanish knights saw this and, mad with grief, took up the body and carried it to their tents so that it would not be ridden over by their horses.

And quickly, the Spanish made to avenge their steward's death. So the battle began. Many a lance shattered into pieces, many a bright shield was broken, and many a helmet was cleaved in two through the heavy strokes that were wielded.

And to tell the truth, William and his knights fought so well that they brought their enemy to the ground.

None could withstand their strokes, for William's example had uplifted them all.

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