Three Libyan standards are captured: the ram, the lion, and the sparrow-hawk!
And with his bundle of belongings on his shoulder, he hurried off to where the sparrow-hawk lay.
Downstairs the Earl was telling Geraint that last night the sparrow-hawk had sent back all their treasures.
It is because he has won the prize so often that he is called the sparrow-hawk.
So he flung away spear and crossbow, turned himself into a sparrow-hawk, and darted down on the sparrow.
Captain Irving recognised the sparrow-hawk, and immediately came on board.
There sure enough was a bird, not much larger than a common pigeon, but which had all the appearance of a sparrow-hawk.
"I am a barn-door fowl that has hatched out a sparrow-hawk," he said meekly.
On the wing he is much slower than the sparrow-hawk; his wings are shorter, and his tail is tipped with white.
Captain Irving recognized the sparrow-hawk, and immediately came on board.