The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition - Third Cantar, Sections 112-132 Summary & Analysis

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Third Cantar, Sections 112-132 Summary

In the third Cantar of this poem, section 112, the Infantes of Carrión are at the home of the Cid in Valencia when a lion gets loose. This lion is in the hall where the Cid is sleeping. All of the men there surround the couch on which the Cid is sleeping in order to protect him from the lion. Fernando, one of the Infantes, crawls under the couch to hide instead of standing up to protect the Cid. Diego, the other Infante, runs out of the house and hides behind a wine press. Meanwhile, the Cid awakens and subdues the lion. After the lion is back in his net the Cid asks for his sons-in-law. When they are found and it is realized the sons-in-law hid from the lion, the Cid's men make fun of the...

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