In the Court of King Arthur

Samuel Lowe
In the Court of King Arthur

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I. Allan Finds A Champion
II. Allan Goes Forth
III. A Combat
IV. Allan Meets The Knights
V. Merlin's Message
VI. Yosalinde
VII. The Tournament
VIII. Sir Tristram's Prowess
IX. The Kitchen Boy
X. Pentecost
XI. Allan Meets A Stranger

XII. The Stranger And Sir Launcelot
XIII. The Party Divides
XIV. King Mark's Foul Plan
XV. The Weasel's Nest
XVI. To The Rescue
XVII. In King Mark's Castle
XVIII. The Kitchen Boy Again
XIX. On Adventure's Way
XX. Gareth Battles Sir Brian
XXI. Knight Of The Red Lawns
XXII. Sir Galahad
XXIII. The Beginning Of The Quest
XXIV. In Normandy
XXV. Sir Galahad Offers Help
XXVI. Lady Jeanne's Story
XXVII. Sir Launcelot Arrives
XXVIII. A Rescue
XXIX. Facing The East
XXX. Homeward
XXXI. The Beggar And The Grail

King Arthur, who held sway in Camelot with his Knights of the Round
Table, was supposedly a king of Britain hundreds of years ago. Most of
the stories about him are probably not historically true, but there was
perhaps a real king named Arthur, or with a name very much like
Arthur, who ruled somewhere in the island of Britain about the sixth
Among the romantic spires and towers of Camelot, King Arthur held
court with his queen, Guinevere. According to tradition, he received
mortal wounds in battling with the invading Saxons, and was carried
magically to fairyland to be brought back to health and life. Excalibur
was the name of King Arthur's sword--in fact, it was the name of two
of his swords. One of these tremendous weapons Arthur pulled from
the stone in which it was imbedded, after all other knights had failed.
This showed that Arthur was the proper king. The other Excalibur was
given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake--she reached her hand above
the water, as told in the story, and gave the sword to the king. When
Arthur was dying, he sent one of his Knights of the Round Table, Sir
Bedivere, to throw the sword back into the lake from which he had
received it.
The Knights of the Round Table were so called because they
customarily sat about a huge marble table, circular in shape. Some say
that thirteen knights could sit around that table; others say that as many
as a hundred and fifty could find places there. There sat Sir Galahad,
who would one day see the Holy Grail. Sir Gawain was there, nephew
of King Arthur. Sir Percivale, too, was to see the Holy Grail. Sir
Lancelot--Lancelot of the Lake, who was raised by that same Lady of
the Lake who gave Arthur his sword--was the most famous of the
Knights of the Round Table. He loved Queen Guinevere.
All the knights were sworn to uphold the laws of chivalry--to go to the
aid of anyone in distress, to protect women and children, to fight
honorably, to be pious and loyal to their king.


Allan Finds A Champion
"I cannot carry your message, Sir Knight."
Quiet-spoken was the lad, though his heart held a moment's fear as,
scowling and menacing, the knight who sat so easily the large horse,
flamed fury at his refusal.
"And why can you not? It is no idle play, boy, to flaunt Sir Pellimore.
Brave knights have found the truth of
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