Lamorack lead the knights deep into the forest, then suddenly put up his hand for complete stillness and quiet. They heard horses riding through the Forrest. “Get your arrows ready,” he whispered.
He positioned everyone off the main path on two sides. They came closer and closer; he put down his arm for charge. The battle was bloody; many of the Dark Bandits were killed.
“Where is the child?” Lamorack commanded of a fallen Bandit with his sword ready to kill him. “I will spare your life if you can tell me where she is!”
“She is tied up a mile from here in a tree,” he spat out.
“Show me,” commanded Lamorack jerking the captive to his feet.
Lamorack followed the man leading his horse while Richard and a few knights followed. The others were waiting for their return on the main road.
“Daddy!” Screamed Leila when she saw them coming. “I’m up here.”
“I see you baby, were coming.” Richard shouted back hurrying as fast as he could.
They got there and Richard climbed the rope ladder to cut her loose.
“Oh Daddy,” she sobbed, “I was so scared.”
“I know honey, but your alright now.” He hugged her then brought her down and placed her in front of him on his saddle.
Lamorack pushed the bandit and told him to go away.
With that they caught up with the other knights and rode back to Camelot.