By Arthur Smith
It used to be cast with magic and secret within the dim beginnings of time. It observed the increase of Greece, and the crowning of Alexander’s fortunes. It was once witness to either the majesty and the decay of Rome. It led the frenzy of Islam. It knew the glories and the agonies of the outdated global, and the delivery pangs of the hot.
For generations it lay hidden in tombs or burial mounds, or hung in grim solitude upon the partitions of armories. but, every time males became to conflict, keen fingers reached for it—its shining blade vibrant within the van of battle—for the grey Maiden had a mystery energy. the guy who held it may possibly now not be killed via the other blade.
As a few medieval proprietor scratched within the difficult, grey metal:
Grey Maide males hail Mee
Deathe doth Notte fail Mee