The damsel went forth before them, that day, and began performing in their presence her feats of valour and warfare. For 'tis often with the teachers to go on like that, with the secret of their feats of valour and warfare in presence of the pupils who repair to them from distant countries. This is the feat
p.113which the damsel on that day shewed the youths: a five-barbed spear was brought to her, and she thrust its shaft into the earth, with its sharp, razorlike point straight above it. The druidess then leapt aloft into the air, and came down again, so that she left her breast and her bosom on the point of the sharp-edged spear. And she brought no tear in her dress nor in her raiment, and she was a long time resting thus on the point of the spear3.