The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Page 1924

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1903 - Arthurian romances - 312 pages
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Relates how Arthur became king, won a queen, and came to establish the Round Table.
 

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User Review  - 1derlys - LibraryThing

This is a classic that deserves a place on the bookshelf in any home. It has mystery, adventure, battles, and friendship, love, betrayal and memorable characters that live forever in the mind. By way ... Read full review

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User Review  - reneemrobbins - LibraryThing

I read this book to my 4th grade class and it was interesting to them as we had just completed our unit on the middle ages. In the future I think I will only read the most interesting stories instead of the entire book because they did loose interest during some of the stories. Read full review

Contents

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II
7
III
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IV
21
V
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VI
39
VII
41
VIII
53
XVIII
161
XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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Page 21 - Thus Arthur achieved the adventure of the sword that day and entered into his birthright of royalty. Wherefore, may God grant His Grace unto you all that ye too may likewise succeed in your undertakings. For any man may be a king in that life in which he is placed if so he may draw forth the sword of success from out of the iron of circumstance.
Page 300 - when you shall have become entirely wedded unto your duty, then shall you become equally worthy with that good knight and gentleman Sir Gawaine; for it needs not that a man shall wear armor for to be a true knight, but only that he shall do his best endeavor with all patience and humility as it hath been ordained for him to do.
Page 133 - ... defend the helpless who should call upon them for aid; that all women should be held unto them sacred; that they...
Page 131 - Then Merlin pointed to the seat that stood opposite to the Seat Royal, and that seat also was of a very wonderful appearance, being all of crimson and of azure inlaid with many cunning devices, and with figures of silver inset into the wood. And Merlin said unto the king : " My Lord King, that seat is named the Seat Perilous ; for no man but one in all this world shall sit therein, and that man is not yet born upon the earth. And if any other man shall dare to sit therein that man shall either suffer...
Page 128 - ... immediately arose with great joy, and straightway he went forth with his court of knights, riding in great state. And as he went down that marvelously adorned street, all the people shouted aloud as he passed by, wherefore he smiled and bent his head from side to side ; for that day he was wondrous happy. Thus he rode forward unto the town gate, and out therefrom, and so came thence into the country beyond, where the broad and well-beaten highway ran winding down beside the shining river betwixt...
Page 231 - Then Sir Gawaine arose and bowed very low to Queen Guinevere, and he said : " Lady, I go from thy court. Nor will I return thitherward until thou art willing for to tell me that thou art sorry for the discourteous way in which thou hast entreated me now and at other times before my peers." So saying, Sir Gawaine took his leave from that place ; nor did he turn his head nor look behind him. And Queen Guinevere went into her chamber, and wept in secret for anger and for shame. For indeed she was greatly...
Page 132 - Then Merlin led King Pellinore forward, and behold! upon the high seat that stood upon the left hand of the Seat Royal there appeared of a sudden the name Pellinore. And the name was emblazoned in letters of gold that shone with extraordinary luster. And when King Pellinore took this seat great and loud acclaim long continued was given him by all those who stood round about. Now after Merlin had chosen King...
Page 130 - ... that time beheld such magnificent courtliness as they beheld at that famous wedding-feast of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. So have I told it unto you, so that you might behold, however so dimly, how marvelously pleasant were those days in which dwelt King Arthur and his famous court of knights. And that day was likewise very famous in the history of chivalry : for in the afternoon the famous Round Table was established ; and that Round Table was at once the very flower and the chiefest glory...

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