Summary: "Lord Randal" tells the story of a young man who has been poisoned by his sweetheart. When he comes home one evening, his mother asks him where he has been. He tells her he has been hunting in the wood and wants to lie down. His mother continues to question him, and he reveals that he had a dinner of boiled eels with his sweetheart. He says that his bloodhounds, who probably ate the scraps, swelled and died, prompting his mother to guess that he has been poisoned. The poem ends with Lord Randal sick at heart and in body.