Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE DRAGON OF "WANTLEY.             133
He knew not what to think : " By cock," quoth he, " say you so, do you see ? "
And then at him he let fly With hand and with foot, and so they went to't;
And the word it was, Hey boys, hey!              120
" Your words," quoth the dragon, " I don't un­derstand ; Then to it they fell at all, Like two wild boars so fierce, if I may Compare great things with small. Two days and a night, with this dragon did fight                                                                                    125
Our champion on the ground; Though their strength it was great, their skill it was neat, They never had one wound.
At length the hard earth began to quake,
The dragon gave him a knock,                      130
Which made him to reel, and straitway he
thought, To lift him as high as a rock, And thence let him fall. But More of More-Hall,
Like a valiant son of Mars, As he came like a lout, so he turn'd him about, And hit him a kick on the a . . .                     isb
" Oh," quoth the dragon, with a deep sigh, And turn'd six times together,

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