Song of Roland – Laisses 237-263

Summary Meeting, the armies exchange battle cries; the Christians shout “Monjoy!” and the pagans shout “Precieuse!”, the name of Baligants sword. Rabel and Guinemant strike the first blows, leaving corpses behind them. Pagans and Christians alike fight hard and well. Baligants son Malprimes kills many French knights before Duke Naimes spits him through. The battle …

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