When he came to - Whenhecameto,,andthenamanin"oldtimeiron...

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When he came to, he was sitting in the grass under an oak tree, and then a man in "old-time iron  armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail keg with slits in it" rode up  and challenged him. Not understanding what was going on, the man from Connecticut, the stranger,  told the man in armor to get "back to your circus." The knight backed off and lowered his lance, and  the stranger climbed the tree. After some argument, the stranger agreed to go with the knight, even  though he believed that the man was probably an escapee from a lunatic asylum. At this point, the stranger seems to be drifting off to sleep, but before he does so, he gives the  narrator a manuscript of his adventures, tales which he has written down from journals which he  kept. As he leaves the stranger, who is falling asleep, the narrator begins to examine the manuscript;  it is written on old, yellowed parchment over "traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer  still — Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monkish legends, evidently." Filled with 
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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