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THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE. 21
I wad hae had you, flesh and fell; as
But your sword sail gae wi' me."
" But gae ye up to Otterbourne,
And wait there dayis three ; And if I come not ere three dayis end,
A fause knight ca' ye me." *>
" The Otterbourne's a bonnie burn ;
'Tis pleasant there to be ; But there is nought at Otterbourne,
To feed my men and me.
" The deer rins wild on hill and dale, «
The birds fly wild from tree to tree;
But there is neither bread nor kale, To fend my men and me.
"Yet I will stay at Otterbourne,
Where you shall welcome be ; w
And if ye come not at three dayis end,
A fause lord I'll ca' thee."
" Thither will I come," proud Percy said,
" By the might of Our Ladye !" " There will I bide thee," said the Douglas, »
" My troth I plight to thee."
35. Douglas insinuates that Percy was rescued by his soldiers.—S.