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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 5, Canto 11 Summary & Analysis

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Hearing that his castle has been overtaken, Geryoneo returns. The giant has three bodies and a number of arms, and is very angry. He faces Arthur on the battlefield, and Arthur is hard pressed, but wins at last. Next, Belge asks Arthur to get rid of the huge idol and the beast lurking beneath (not like he hasn't already had a busy day). Arthur calls forth the monster, a terrible creature with a woman's face, dog's body, dragon's tale, eagle's wings, and lion's claws. In the toughest fight of his life, Arthur manages to slay the beast (spilling wet entrails on the ground in a grisly description). Having restored order to yet another kingdom, Arthur rides off.

The tale then shifts back to Artegall, en route to Eirena and back on his original mission. He and Talus meet Sergis, a knight who tells them that...

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