Forgotten Ground Regained
A stranger came striding by. · Destruction and harmon all sides he saw, · and the sufferings of the peoplegrieved him greatly. · Grim in warfarethough young in years, · and used to battlehe would fight to set free · folk so tormented.Others had ere this · uttered bold speechesto the merciless monster; · maiming and slaughterrewarded each of them. · They weakened in the fightwhile the dragon-man endured. · Doughtier is this hero,strong enough and steadfast · to withstand all harmand by courage and cunning · conquer the enemy.On a ruined riverbank, · to raven-blacknessCharred by dragon-breath, · he challenged the tyrant,facing him fearlessly, · defying his menace;waits now in that wasteland · his word to make goodeither to fall in the field · or free them from their thraldom.