Jerusalem Delivered - Book 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5 Summary

Godfrey announces that before any decision is made about who will accompany Armida, a replacement for Dudon must be chosen. Eustace assumes Godfrey will want him to do it, and tries to talk Renaldo into seeking the position because he (Eustace) wants to go with Armida. Renaldo refuses, saying if Godfrey wants to give the assignment to him he will take it but that he will not pursue the assignment on his own accord. Meanwhile, narration describes how a Norwegian prince named Gernando allows himself to be tempted by the dark voices of jealousy and ambition whispering in his ear; he decides he wants to be Dudon's replacement, assumes Renaldo was going to get the job, and speaks badly about him around the camp. Renaldo's hot temper gets the better of him, leading him to challenge the much less able Gernando to a duel in which he...

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