Wherever the battle was hottest, Richard seemed to spring from the ground.
The Heroes of the Crusades
The stories in this book are of heroes who lived hundred of years ago.
They caught sight of a beautiful dream and lived and died to make it
Their eagerness swept along with them not only men who had never dreamed
the dream and who did not know for what end they fought, but bad men also
who only wished to get what they could for themselves.
The Crusades are long past, yet to-day there are men who see visions
of good and who wish to bring them down to earth. With them are others who
fight selfishly as did Bohemond and Baldwin long ago. But there are still
men like Francis, who carry goodwill with them, and great knights like
Tancred and like Louis, who live to fight for the poor and the weak,