That's enough, Major! Get back to Gerald.
It turns out that Gerald is as much fun as a Redwall character, being up against the wall his whole life but concluding in triumph. He could be (and I mean this in a good way) the patron of feckless schlemazels who come on strong at the end of the race.
|"For rambling or roving, for football or courting..."|
|Tough dude, but no match for Exedrin|
They finally caught up with Pope Leo IX, then returned to the abbey, only to find it damaged by a fire. Gerald was in charge of the reconstruction, so as he rededicated a chapel to Saint Adelard, he again asked for some relief. Although Adelard had no particular connection to headaches, he was from Corbie. That time, the headaches stopped.
Feeling so much better, he took off for the Holy Land. Once the pilgrimage had been made, he was elected abbot of St. Vincent's Abbey in Laon, but the brothers were not accustomed to as much discipline as he brought. The fit was poor -- he was soon out the door. William VIII of Aquitaine gave him land for a new abbey, Benedictine with a soupcon of Cluniac. He began it in 1079 and lasted until 1095 when he was laid to rest.
|The ruins of the Abbey of Sauve-Majeure|