Chapitre II ~ Dans La Forêt De Vieux Hommes (In the Forest of Old Men)
enter the council chamber of the King my father. Herein is the forest of old men with their voices rustling above me saying ~ Why do we concede such tribute to Hrolf?~ and another saying ~ Even the great heathen army of Hrolf could not take the Île de la Cité ~ and another saying ~ He piled the bodies of executed prisoners into La Seine to fashion a shallows over which to attack the Tower ~ and another saying ~ The twelve in the Tower fought to the death and still Hrolf could not take the Île de la Cité.~
And yet this day I learned that I have been pledged to this heathen Hrolf The Walker in marriage.
From across the chamber I see the King my…
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