gest or geste (jest) noun:
A tale, especially of someone's notable adventures or exploits.
[From Old French geste (exploit), from Latin gesta (exploits), past participle of gerere (to carry on, perform). The word jest (joke) arose as a spelling variant of gest. Earliest documented use: Before 1300.]
|Lord of the Rings|
|The Three Musketeers|
|The Once and Future King|
Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all.
~ Helen Keller