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Leila or, the Siege of Granada, Book V. by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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LEILA

OR,

THE SIEGE OF GRANADA

BY

EDWARD BULWER LYTTON


Book V.




CHAPTER I.

THE GREAT BATTLE.

The day slowly dawned upon that awful night; and the Moors, still upon
the battlements of Granada, beheld the whole army of Ferdinand on its
march towards their wails. At a distance lay the wrecks of the blackened
and smouldering camp; while before them, gaudy and glittering pennons
waving, and trumpets sounding, came the exultant legions of the foe. The
Moors could scarcely believe their senses. Fondly anticipating the
retreat of the Christians, after so signal a disaster, the gay and
dazzling spectacle of their march to the assault filled them with
consternation and alarm.