The Faerie Queene/Book I/Canto I

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Summary[edit]

The Redcrosse Knight has been commissioned by the Faerie Queene Gloriana to rescue the Lady Una's parents from a dragon. Una, riding on a donkey and accompanied by a dwarf and a lamb, guides the knight. A storm erupts, and the group takes shelter in a tree-filled grove, where they soon become lost. They find a cave and learn that it is the home of the half-woman, half serpent beast known as Errour.