"Bravo, my friend, bravo!" cried Arafrantz. "The adventure is going à merveillles, and we are stuck in one of the best parts of the story, so that it is only too likely that a reader would say at this point, let us continue! Do you wish to be left alone?"

"Nay," replied Réginard. "They go heedlessly, thinking that the power of their charm suffices, so that their mere figure will gain them an inevitable triumph. I shall teach them another lesson."

"In verity, my dear Réginard," said Arafrantz, "you are as wise as Féanoir and as prudent as Béren; and if your Luthienne comes to change you into a wolf or chauve-souris, she will have to be very adroite or very puissante."

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