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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 1, Canto 11 Summary & Analysis

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Una and Red Cross come at last to Una's homeland, where they immediately hear the dragon's roar. Red Cross begins a rather lengthy fight with the beast (even involving superheated armor that scorches our hero). At first, he cannot even wound the dragon, and is tossed about an awful lot. At the end of the first day, Red Cross is tossed, quite wounded, into the Well of Life. Una fears the worst, and the dragon assumes him dead. Of course, the well only rejuvenates him, heals his wounds, and increases his power. On day two, he is able to wound the creature, but again is pushed back to splash into the mud where a sacred tree grows. Una spends a fretful night wondering about him, the dragon nurses its wound, and Red Cross is made even stronger. On the third day, the dragon tries to...

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