May 30, 2010

"Even should you shake more arms than the giant Briareus himself, you'll still have to deal with me!"

Just one sentence (from Volume 1, chapter 8) from Burton Raffel's translation of Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes:
"As he said this, he entrusted himself with all his heart to his lady Dulcinea, imploring her to help and sustain him at such a critical moment, and then, with his shield held high and his spear braced in its socket, and Rocinante at a full gallop, he charged directly at the first windmill he came to, just as a sudden swift gust of wind sent its sail swinging hard around, smashing the spear to bits and sweeping up the knight and his horse, tumbling them all battered and bruised to the ground."

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