Sir Hugues and his horse, « Rapide »
At the border of Normandy, Maine and Brittany, there lived a noble Lord of great renown, in possession of a large fortune, extensive lands and many fine objects. His name was Hugues, Vidame of Ferté-Macé and Lord of Tessé and Couterne.
This noble lord would have given everything to regain his youth and that of his faithful charger, with whom he had won many battles. One fine day, he decided to abandon his worn-out horse in the forest so that he could die there in peace.
But to his great surprise, the horse returned to its master a month later, as alert and high-spirited as it had been in the days of their many victories on the battlefield.