Whoever could this fight describe? Rollánd

And Olivier vie with Turpin in skill

And glorious deeds—The slain can counted be;

In charts and briefs their numbers are enrolled:

More than four thousand fell, so says the Geste.

Four times the French arms were victorious,

But on the fifth, a cruel fate they met;

The knights of France found there a grave, except

Three more whose lives God saved; yet those brave knights,

Ere falling, their last breath will dearly sell.