...Orlando and Leodilla had come out of the forest, and the girl was still sulking. They reached a bridge, and saw a knight standing there. He was looking inquisitively at the young woman on horseback, having recognized her as the daughter of Manodante, king of the Far Islands.
They reached the bridge, and the knight lashed out in a fury against count Orlando. And he challenged him with these words like a rhymed poem:
"Return the maid you've lured away from me!
You'll die in pain if you don't leave her be!"
To which the paladin responded, also in rhyme:
"Great, take her from me, you can bother with
This girl, 'round whom tranquility's a myth!"
The challenger was amazed at this response. He was the young Ordaura, lover to Leodilla, who had been searching for her ever since the three giants had kidnapped her, the thieves. He was also amazed because his would-be opponent seemed the kind of a brawny, ferocious-looking man who would certainly not be one to refuse a duel easily.
But that day Orlando was in a hurry to return to Albracca and fight for Angelica, and was even reproaching himself for having abandoned her for too long. So he went on his way, leaving at a gallop, paying no more attention to those two.