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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 3, Canto 5 Summary & Analysis

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The next day, Arthur meets up with a dwarf who is seeking Florimell (the lady Arthur had been unable to catch up to the previous day). The dwarf tells Arthur, in a severe jump in continuity, that Florimell was overcome with grief when she heard that a knight she loves, Martinell, was struck down by a knight, and she fled the court. (Britomart did this, but at least a few days after they saw Florimell fleeing in grief).

The story shifts again to Timias, Arthur's squire, who has been pursuing the Forester who chased Florimell. The squire is overwhelmed when the forester's brothers show up, and is deeply wounded. Bleeding profusely, he dispatches all three of them and manages to crawl to safety and pass out. He is found by Belphoebe (remember her from Book 2 when she scared Braggadochio?). She takes him to her home...

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