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Huon of Bordeaux, a romance belonging to the cycle in which Charlemagne appears as the central figure. Huon, Duke of Guienne, who is to suffer death because, in self-defence, he has slain a son of Charlemagne, receives a promise of pardon if he can make his way to Bagdad, kiss the emir's daughter, and return with his teeth and beard, With the aid of the dwarf Oberon and the princess Esclarmonde herself, who falls in love with him, he peforms these exploits. The oldest version extant is in prose, and dates from 1454.