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Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6. There they stopped and there they halted,
While those two brothers stood gazing 'round All for the space of half an hour
While she lay speechless on the ground.
7. When to herself she did recover,
She threw her fan in the lion's den, Saying, "Which of you for the sake of a lady Will bring to me my fan again?"
8. Then up spoke the bold Lieutenant,
A-raising his voice so clear and high, Saying, "Madam, Fm a man of honor, But for love I will not die."
9. Then up spoke the bold sea captain,
A-raising his voice so clear and high, Saying, "Madam, I'm a man of honor, And I'll return your fan or die."
10. Into the den he boldly entered,
The lions looking both fierce and grim; He ran a race all around among them, Then returned out again.
11. When she saw her lover coming,
And unto him no harm was done, She threw herself upon his bosom,
Saying, "Here, my love, the prize you've won."
12. Then up spoke the bold Lieutenant
Just like someone that's troubled in mind, Saying, "In some lonesome wood I'll wander Where no one can e'er me find."