"When at last terror had scattered everything before him, he entered a cottage which was abandoned by its inhabitants, and there found that which served for food. His long fast had caused him to feel the most ravenous hunger. Seizing whatever he found that was eatable, whether roots, acorns, or bread, raw meat or cooked, he gorged it indiscriminately.
Issuing thence again, the frantic Orlando gave chase to whatever
living thing he saw, whether men or animals. Sometimes he pursued the
deer and hind, sometimes he attacked bears and wolves, and with his
naked hands killed and tore them, and devoured their flesh."
--Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867). Age of Fable: Vol. IV: Legends of Charlemagne. 1913.
Painting: Orlando and the Damsel, 1793, by Benjamin West, American Painter 1738-1820.