Howard Pyle's King
Arthur and his Knights
PART I. The Story of Merlin
Here followeth a particular account of the enchantment of Merlin by a certain damsel,
hight Vivien, and of all the circumstances thereunto appertaining.
Likewise it is to be narrated how King Arthur was betrayed by his own sister, and of
how he would certainly have been slain only for the help of that same enchantress Vivien
who was the cause of Merlin's undoing.
Also it shall be told how the sheath of Excalibur was lost at that time.