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Beltane the Smith

By Farnol, Jeffery

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Title: Beltane the Smith  
Author: Farnol, Jeffery
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: Chapter 1. HOW BELTANE LIVED WITHIN THE GREENWOOD In a glade of the forest, yet not so far but that one might hear the chime of bells stealing across the valley from the great minster of Mortain on a still evening, dwelt Beltane the Smith. Alone he lived in the shadow of the great trees, happy when the piping of the birds was in his ears, and joying to listen to the plash and murmur of the brook that ran merrily beside his hut; or pausing ?twixt the strokes of his ponderous hammer to catch its never failing music. A mighty man was Beltane the Smith, despite his youth already great of stature and comely of feature. Much knew he of woodcraft, of the growth of herb and tree and flower, of beast and bird, and how to tell each by its cry or song or flight; he knew the ways of fish in the streams, and could tell the course of the stars in the heavens; versed was he likewise in the ancient wisdoms and philosophies, both Latin and Greek, having learned all these things from him whom men called Ambrose the Hermit. But of men and cities he knew little, and of women and the ways of women, less than nothing, for of these matters Ambrose spake not.

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Table of Contents: Beltane The Smith, 1 -- Jeffery Farnol, 1 -- Chapter I. HOW BELTANE LIVED WITHIN THE GREENWOOD, 3 -- Chapter II. HOW BELTANE HAD WORD WITH THE DUKE, BLACK IVO, 11 -- Chapter III. HOW LOVE CAME TO BELTANE IN THE GREENWOOD, 14 -- Chapter IV. OF THE LOVE AND THE GRIEF OF HELEN THE PROUD, 18 -- Chapter V. WHICH TELLS OF THE STORY OF AMBROSE THE HERMIT, 22 -- Chapter VI. HOW BELTANE FARED FORTH OF THE GREEN, 27 -- Chapter VII. HOW BELTANE TALKED WITH ONE HIGHT GILES BRABBLECOMBE, -- WHO WAS A NOTABLE AND LEARNED ARCHER, 29 -- Chapter VIII. HOW BELTANE HELD DISCOURSE WITH A BLACK FRIAR, 35 -- Chapter IX. WHEREIN IS SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF FOLLY AND -- THE WISDOM OF A FOOL, 39 -- Chapter X. HOW BELTANE MADE COMRADE ONE BLACK ROGER THAT WAS A -- HANGMAN, 44 -- Chapter XI. WHICH TELLS HOW THREE MIGHTY MEN SWARE FEALTY TO -- BELTANE: AND HOW GOOD FRIAR MARTIN DIGGED A GRAVE IN THE WILD, 48 -- Chapter XII. WHICH TELLS HOW DUKE IVO'S GREAT GALLOWS CEASED TO BE, 54 -- Chapter XIII. HOW THEY BRAKE OPE THE DUNGEON OF BELSAYE, 57 -- Chapter XIV. HOW BELTANE CAME NIGH TO DEATH, 62 -- Chapter XV. HOW BELTANE HAD WORD WITH PERTOLEPE THE RED, AND HOW -- THEY LEFT HIM IN THE FOREST, 64 -- Chapter XVI. OF THE RUEFUL KNIGHT OF THE BURNING HEART, 72 -- Chapter XVII. OF THE AMBUSHMENT NEAR THORNABY MILL, 77 -- Chapter XVIII. HOW BELTANE MET SIR GILLES OF BRANDONMERE, 82 -- Chapter XIX. CONCERNING THE EYES OF A NUN, 86 -- Chapter XX. HOW BELTANE PLIGHTED HIS TROTH IN THE GREEN, 93 -- Chapter XXI. OF THE TALE OF GODRIC THE HUNTSMAN, 96 -- Chapter XXII. CONCERNING THE WILES OF WINFRIDA THE FAIR, 100 -- Chapter XXIII. OF THE HUMILITY OF HELEN THE PROUD, 102 -- Chapter XXIV. OF WHAT BEFELL AT BLAEN, 104 -- Chapter XXV. HOW BELTANE BECAME CAPTIVE TO SIR PERTOLEPE, 107 -- Chapter XXVI. OF THE HORRORS OF GARTHLAXTON KEEP, AND HOW A DEVIL -- ENTERED INTO BELTANE, 110 -- Chapter XXVII. HOW BELTANE TOOK TO THE WILD?WOOD, 113 -- Chapter XXVIII. OF THE PLACE OF REFUGE WITHIN THE GREEN, 117 -- Chapter XXIX. HOW BELTANE SLEW TOSTIG AND SPAKE WITH THE WILD MEN, 122 -- Chapter XXX. HOW THEY SMOTE GARTHLAXTON, 128 -- Chapter XXXI. HOW GILES MADE A MERRY SONG, 132 -- Chapter XXXII. HOW BELTANE MET WITH A YOUTHFUL KNIGHT, 138 -- Chapter XXXIII. HOW BELTANE HAD NEWS OF ONE THAT WAS A NOTABLE -- PARDONER, 144 -- Chapter XXXIV. HOW THEY CAME TO BELSAYE, 151 -- Chapter XXXV. HOW GUI OF ALLERDALE CEASED FROM EVIL, 154 -- Chapter XXXVI. HOW THE FOLK OF BELSAYE TOWN MADE THEM AN END OF -- TYRANNY, 156 -- Chapter XXXVII. HOW THEY LEFT BELSAYE, 159 -- Chapter XXXVIII. OF BELTANE'S BLACK AND EVIL MOOD, AND HOW HE FELL IN


 

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