Jerusalem Delivered - Book 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6 Summary

As an unexpected supply train arrives at the Christian camp, Aladine builds more fortifications around Jerusalem. When Argantes, one of the Egyptian messengers, calls him cowardly, Aladine reminds him that he is older, wiser, and more experienced, and then says he is stalling until reinforcements can arrive from another Muslim king, Soliman. Argantes, who is jealous of Soliman's power and influence, plots to gain some glory for himself and asks for leave to meet a Christian warrior in single combat. Aladine agrees, and sends a messenger with a challenge to Godfrey. Godfrey accepts the challenge, and assigns Tancred to the battle. Aladine, meanwhile, orders Clorinda to stand by, watch the fight, and be ready to ride in if the Christians show signs of treachery.

The appointed time of the battle arrives, and Tancred and Argantes ride out to challenge each other. Tancred immediately becomes aware of Clorinda...

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