Howard Pyle's King
Arthur and his Knights
Chapter Sixth. How the Lady of the Lake Took Back Her Necklace From Sir
Now, when the next morning had
come, Sir Gawaine summoned his esquire unto him and
said, "Fetch hither my armor and case me in it." And the esquire did so. Then
Sir Gawaine said, "Help me unto my horse," and the esquire did so. And the
morning was still very early, with the grass all lustrous and sparkling with dew, and the
little birds singing with such vehemence that it might have caused anyone great joy to be
alive. Wherefore, when Sir Gawaine was seated a-horseback and in armor, he began to take
more courage unto himself, and the dark vapors that had whilom overshadowed him lifted
themselves a little. So he bespoke his esquire with stronger voice, saying, "Take
this glove of mine and bear it to Sir Pellias and tell him that Sir Gawaine parades in the
meadow in front of the castle and that he there challenges Sir Pellias for to meet him
a-horse or afoot, howsoever that knight may choose."
At these that esquire was very much astonished, for Sir Gawaine and Sir Pellias had
always been such close friends that there was hardly their like for friendship in all that
land, wherefore their love for one another had become a byword with all men. But he held
his peace concerning his thoughts and only said, "Wilt thou not eat food ere thou
goest to battle?" And Sir Gawaine said, "Nay, I will not eat until I have
fought. Where-fore do thou go and do as I have bid thee."
So Sir Gawaine's esquire went to Sir Pellias in his pavilion and he gave unto that
knight the glove of Sir Gawaine, and he delivered Sir Gawaine's message to him. And Sir
Pellias said, "Tell thy master that I will come forth to meet him as soon as I have
broken my fast."
Now, when the news of that challenge had come to the ears of Sir Brandiles and Sir
Mador de la Porte and Sir Ewaine and Sir Marhaus, those knights were greatly disturbed
thereat, and Sir Ewaine said to the others, "Messires, let us go and make inquiries
concerning this business." So the four knights went to the white pavilion where Sir
Pellias was breaking his fast.
And when they had come into the presence of Sir Pellias, Sir Ewaine said to him,
"What is this quarrel betwixt my kinsman and thee?" And Sir Pellias made reply,
"I will not tell thee, so, let be and meddle no with it."
Then Sir Ewaine said, "Wouldst thou do serious battle with thy friend?" To
which Sir Pellias said, "He is a friend to me no longer."
Then Sir Brandiles cried out, "It is a great pity that a quarrel should lie
betwixt such friends as thou and Sir Gawaine. Wilt thou not let us make peace betwixt
you?" But Sir Pellias replied, "Ye cannot make peace, for this quarrel cannot be
stayed until it is ended."
Then those knights saw that their words could be of no avail and they went away and
left Sir Pellias.
So when Sir Pellias had broken his fast he summoned an esquire named Montenoir, and he
bade him case him in that red armor that he had worn for all this time, and Montenoir did
so. Then, when Sir Pellias was clad in that armor, he rode forth into the meadow before
the castle where Sir Gawaine paraded. And when he had come thither those four other
knights came to him again and besought him that he would let peace be made betwixt him and
Sir Gawaine, but Sir Pellias would not listen to them, and so they went away again and
left him, and he rode forth into the field before the castle of Grantmesnle.
Now a great concourse of people had come down upon the castle walls for to behold that
assault-at-arms, for news thereof had gone all about that place. And it had also come to
be known that the knight that would do combat with Sir Pellias was that very famous royal
knight hight Sir Gawaine, the son of King Lot of Orkney, and a nephew of King Arthur;
wherefore all the people were very desirous to behold so famous a knight do battle.
Likewise the Lady Ettard came down to the walls and took her stand in a lesser tower
that overlooked the field of battle. And when she had taken her stand at that place she
beheld that Sir Pellias wore that necklace of emeralds and opal stones and gold above his
body armor, and her heart went out to him because of it, wherefore she hoped that he might
be the victor in that encounter.
Then each knight took his station in such place as seemed to him to be fitting, and
they dressed each his spear and his shield and made him ready for the assault. Then, when
they were in all ways prepared, Sir Marhaus gave the signal for the assault. Thereupon
each knight instantly quitted that station which he held, dashing against the other with
the speed of lightning, and with such fury that the earth thundered and shook beneath
their horses' hoofs. So they met fairly in the centre of the course, each knight striking
the other in the very midst of his defences. And in that encounter the spear of Sir
Gawaine burst even to the hand-guard, but the spear of Sir Pellias held, so that Sir
Gawaine was cast out of his saddle with terrible violence, smiting the earth with such
force that he rolled thrice over in the dust and then lay altogether motionless as though
bereft of life.
At this, all those people upon the walls shouted with a great voice, for it was an
exceedingly noble assault-at-arms.
Then the four knights who stood watching that encounter made all haste unto Sir Gawaine
where he lay; and Sir Pellias also rode back and sat his horse nigh at hand. Then Sir
Ewaine and Sir Gawaine's esquire unlaced the helmet of Sir Gawaine with all speed, and,
behold! his face was the color of ashes and they could not see that he breathed.
Thereupon Sir Marhaus said, "I believe that thou hast slain this knight, Sir
Pellias," and Sir Pellias said, "Dost thou think so?" "Yea,"
quoth Sir Marhaus, ,and I deem it a great pity." Unto which Sir Pellias made reply,
"He hath not suffered more than he deserved."
At these words Sir Ewaine was filled with great indignation, wherefore he cried out,
"Sir Knight, I think that thou forgettest the quality of this knight. For not only is
he a fellow-companion of the Round Table, to whom thou hast vowed entire brotherhood, but
he is also the son of a king and the nephew of King Arthur himself."
But to this Sir Pellias maintained a very steadfast countenance and replied, "I
would not repent me of this were that knight a king in his own right instead of the son of
Then Sir Ewaine lifted up his voice with great indignation, crying out upon Sir
Pellias, "Begone or a great ill may befall thee." "Well," said Sir
Pellias, "I will go."
Upon this he turned his horse and rode away from that place and entered the woodland
and so was gone from their sight.
Then those others present lifted up Sir Gawaine and bare him away unto the pavilion
late of Sir Pellias, and there they laid him upon the couch of Sir Pellias. But it was
above an hour ere he recovered himself again; and for a great part of that while those
nigh unto him believed him to have been dead.
But not one of those knights wist what was the case; to wit, that Sir Pellias had been
so sorely wounded in the side in that encounter that it was not to be hoped that he could
live for more than that day. For, though the spear of Sir Gawaine had burst, and though
Sir Pellias had overthrown him entirely, yet the head of Sir Gawaine's spear had pierced
the armor of Sir Pellias, and had entered his side and had there broken off, so that of
the iron of the spear, the length of the breadth of a palm had remained in the body of Sir
Pellias a little above the midriff. Wherefore, while Sir Pellias sat there talking so
steadfastly unto those four knights, he was yet whiles in a great passion of pain, and the
blood ran down into his armor in abundance. So, what with the loss of the blood, and of
the great agony which he suffered, the brain of Sir Pellias swam as light as a feather all
the time that he held talk with those others. But he said not a word unto them concerning
the grievous wound he had received, but rode away very proudly into the forest.
But when he had come into the forest he could not forbear him any longer, but fell to
groaning very sorely, crying out, "Alas! alas! I have certes got my death-wound in
Now it chanced that morn that the damsel Parcenet had ridden forth to fly a young
gerfalcon, and a dwarf belonging to the Lady Ettard had ridden with her for company. So,
as the damsel and the dwarf rode through a certain part of the forest skirt, not a very
great distance from Grantmesnle, where the thicker part of the woodland began and the
thinner part thereof ceased, the damsel heard a voice in the woodlands, lamenting with
very great dolor. So she stopped and harkened, and by and by she heard that voice again
making a great moan. Then Parcenet said to the dwarf, "What is that I hear? Certes,
it is the voice of someone in lamentation. Now let us go and see who it is that maketh
such woful moan." And the dwarf said,"It shall be as thou sayest."
So the damsel and the dwarf went a little way farther and there they beheld a knight
sitting upon a black horse beneath an oak-tree. And that knight was clad altogether in red
armor, wherefore, Parcenet knew that it must be Sir Pellias. And she saw that Sir Pellias
leaned with the butt of his spear upon the ground and so upheld himself upon his horse
from which he would otherwise have fallen because of his great weakness, and all the while
he made that great moan that Parcenct had heard. So, seeing him in this sorry condition,
Parcenet was overcome with great pity, and she made haste to him crying out, "Alas
Sir Pellias, what ails thee?"
Then Sir Pellias looked at her as though she were a great way removed from him, and,
because of the faintness of his soul, he beheld her, as it were, through thin water. And
he said, very faintly, "Maiden, I am sore hurt." Thereupon she said, "How
art thou hurt, Sir Pellias? " And he replied, "I have a grievous wound in my
side, for a spear's point standeth therein nigh a palm's breadth deep so that it reaches
nearly to my heart, wherefore, meseems that I shall not live for very long."
Upon this the maiden cried out, "Alas! alas! what is this!" and she made
great lament and smote her hands together with sorrow that that noble knight should have
come to so grievous an extremity.
Then the dwarf that was with Parcenet, seeing how greatly she was distracted by sorrow,
said, "Damsel, I know of a certain place in this forest (albeit it is a considerable
distance from this) where there dwelleth a certain very holy hermit who is an
extraordinarily skilful leech. Now, an we may bring this knight unto the chapel where that
hermit dwelleth, I believe that he may be greatly holpen unto health and ease again."
Upon this Parcenet said, "Gansaret " - for Gansaret was the dwarf's name -
"Gansaret, let us take this knight unto that place as quickly as we are able. For I
tell thee sooth when I say that I have a very great deal of love for him."
"Well," said the dwarf, "I will show thee where that chapel is."
So the dwarf took the horse of Sir Pellias by the bridle-rein and led the way through
that forest, and Parcenet rode beside Sir Pellias and upheld him upon his saddle. For some
whiles Sir Pellias fainted with sickness and with pain so that he would else have fallen
had she not upheld him. Thus they went forward very sorrowfully and at so slow a pace that
it was noontide ere they came to that certain very dense and lonely part of the forest
where the hermit abided.
And when they had come unto that place the dwarf said, "Yonder, damsel, is the
chapel whereof I spake."
Then Parcenet lifted up her eyes and she beheld where was a little woodland chapel
built in among the leafy trees of the forest. And around this chapel was a little open
lawn bedight with flowers, and nigh to the door of the hermitage was a fountain of water
as clear as crystal. And this was a very secret and lonely place and withal very silent
and peaceful, for in front of the chapel they beheld a wild doe and her fawn browsing upon
the tender grass and herbs without any fear of harm. And when the dwarf and the maiden and
the wounded knight drew nigh, the doe and the fawn looked up with great wide eyes and
spread their large ears with wonder, yet fled not, fearing no harm, but by and by began
their browsing again. Likewise all about the chapel in the branches of the trees were
great quantities of birds, singing and chirping very cheerfully. And those birds were
waiting for their mid-day meal that the hermit was used to cast unto them.
(Now this was that same forest sanctuary whereunto King Arthur had come that time when
he had been so sorely wounded by Sir Pellinore as hath been aforetold in this history.)
As the maiden and the dwarf and the wounded knight drew nigh to this chapel, a little
bell began ringing very sweetly so that the sound thereof echoed all through those quiet
woodlands, for it was now the hour of noon. And Sir Pellias heard that bell as it were a
great way off, and first he said, "Whither am I come?" and then he made shift to
cross himself. And Parcenet crossed herself and the dwarf kneeled down and crossed
himself. Then when the bell had ceased ringing, the dwarf cried out in a loud voice,
"What ho! what ho! here is one needing help!"
Then the door of the sanctuary was opened and there came forth from that place a very
venerable man with a long white beard as it were of finely carded wool. And, lo! as he
came forth, all those birds that waited there flew about him in great quantities, for they
thought that he had come forth for to feed them; wherefore the hermit was compelled to
brush those small fowls away with his hands as he came unto where the three were
And when he had come unto them he demanded of them who they were and why they had come
thither with that wounded knight. So Parcenet told him how it was with them, and of how
they had found Sir Pellias so sorely wounded in the forest that morning and had brought
Then, when the hermit had heard all of her story, he said, "It is well and I will
take him in." So he took Sir Pellias into his cell, and when they had helped lay him
upon the couch, Parcenet and the dwarf went their way homeward again.
After the had gone, the hermit examined the hurt of Sir Pellias, and Sir Pellias lay in
a deep swoon. And the swoon was so deep that the hermit beheld that it was the
death-swoon, and that the knight was nigh to his end. So he said, "This knight must
assuredly die in a very little while, for I can do naught to save him." Wherefore he
immediately quitted the side of Sir Pellias and set about in haste to prepare the last
sacrament such as might be administered unto a noble knight who was dying.
Now whiles the hermit was about this business the door opened of a sudden and there
came into that place a very strange lady clad all in green and bedight around the arms
with armlets of emeralds and opal stones inset into gold. And her hair, which was very
soft, was entirely black and was tied about with a cord of crimson ribbon. And the hermit
beheld that her face was like to ivory for whiteness and that her eyes were bright, like
unto jewels set into ivory, wherefore he knew that she was no ordinary mortal.
And this lady went straight to Sir Pellias and leaned over him so that her breath
touched his forehead. And she said, "Alas! Sir Pellias, that thou shouldst lie
so." "Lady," said the hermit, "thou mayst well say 'Alas,' for this
knight hath only a few minutes to live." To this the lady said, "Not so, thou
holy man, for I tell thee that this knight shall have a long while yet to live." And
when she had said this she stooped and took from about his neck that necklace of emeralds
and opal stones and gold that encircled it and she hung it about her own neck.
Now when the hermit beheld what she did, he said, "Lady, what is this that thou
doest, and why dost thou take that ornament from a dying man?"
But the lady made reply very tranquilly, "I gave it unto him, wherefore I do but
take back again what is mine own. But now I prithee let me be with this knight for a
little while, for I have great hope that I may bring back life unto him again."
Then the hermit was a-doubt and he said, "Wilt thou endeavor to heal him by
magic?" And the lady said, "If I do, it will not be by magic that is
So the hermit was satisfied and went away, and left the lady alone with Sir Pellias.
Now when the lady was thus alone with the wounded knight she immediately set about
doing sundry very strange things. For first she brought forth a loadstone of great power
and potency and this she set to the wound. And, lo! the iron of the spearhead came forth
from the wound; and as it came Sir Pellias groaned with great passion. And when the
spear-point came forth there burst out a great issue of blood like to a fountain of
crimson. But the lady immediately pressed a fragrant napkin of fine cambric linen to the
wound and stanched the blood, and it bled no more, for she held it within the veins by
very potent spells of magic. So, the blood being stanched in this wise, the lady brought
forth from her bosom a small crystal phial filled with an elixir of blue color and of a
very singular fragrance. And she Sir Pellias. poured some of this elixir between the cold
and leaden lips of the knight; and when the elixir touched his lips the life began to
enter into his body once more; for, in a little while, he opened his eyes and gazed about
him with a very strange look, and the first thing that he beheld was that lady clad in
green who stood beside him, and she was so beautiful that he thought that haply he had
died and was in Paradise, wherefore he said, "Am I then dead?"
"Nay, thou art not dead," said the lady, "yet hast thou been parlously
nigh to death." "Where then am I?" said Sir Pellias. And she replied,
"Thou art in a deep part of the forest, and this is the cell of a saint-like hermit
of the forest." At this Sir Pellias said, "Who is it that hath brought me back
to life?" Upon this the lady smiled and said, "It was I."
Now for a little while Sir Pellias lay very silent, then by and by he spake and said,
"Lady, I feel very strangely." "Yea," said the lady, "that is
because thou hast now a different life." Then Sir Pellias said, "How is it with
me?" And the lady said, "It is thus: that to bring thee back to life I gave thee
to drink of a certain draught of an elixir vita, so that thou art now only half as thou
wert before; for if by the one half thou art mortal, by the other half thou art fay."
Then Sir Pellias looked up and beheld that the lady had about her neck the collar of
emeralds and opal stones and gold which he had aforetime worn. And, lo! his heart went out
to her with exceeding ardor, and he said, "Lady, thou sayest that I am half fay, and
I do perceive that thou art altogether fay. Now, I pray thee to let it be that henceforth
I may abide nigh unto where thou art." And the lady said, "It shall be as thou
dost ask, for it was to that end I have suffered thee nearly to die, and then have brought
thee back unto life again."
Then Sir Pellias said, "When may I go with thee?" And she said, "In a
little when thou hast had to drink." "How may that be?" said Sir Pellias,
"seeing that I am but yet like unto a little child for weakness." To the which
the lady made reply, "When thou hast drunk of water thy strength shall return unto
thee, and thou shalt be altogether well and whole again."
So the Lady of the Lake went out, and presently returned, bearing in her hand an
earthen crock filled with water from the fountain near at hand. And when Sir Pellias had
drunk that water he felt, of a sudden, his strength come altogether back to him.
Yet he was not at all as he had been before, for now his body felt as light as air, and
his soul was dilated with a pure joy such as he had never felt in his life before that
time. Wherefore he immediately uprose from his couch of pain, and he said, "Thou hast
given life unto me again, now do I give that life unto thee forever."
Then the lady looked upon him and smiled with great loving-kindness. And she said,
"Sir Pellias, I have held thee in tender regard ever since I beheld thee one day in
thy young knighthood drink a draught of milk at a cottager' hut in this forest. For the
day was warm and thou hadst set aside thy helmet, and a young milkmaid, brown of face and
with bare feet, came and brought thee a bowl of milk, which same thou didst drink of with
great appetite. That was the first time that I beheld thee-although thou didst not see me.
Since that time l have had great friendship for all thy fellowship of King Arthur's Court
and for King Arthur himself, all for thy sake."
Then Sir Pellias said, "Lady, wilt thou accept me for thy knight?" and she
said, "Aye." Then Sir Pellias said, "May I salute thee?" And she said,
"Yea, if it pleasures thee." So Sir Pellias kissed her upon the lips, and so
their troth was plighted.
Now return we unto Parcenet and the dwarf:
After those two had left that hermitage in the woodland, they betook their way again
toward Grantmesnle, and when they had come nigh out of the forest at a place not far from
the glade of trees wherein those knights-companion had taken up their inn, they met one of
those knights clad in half-armor, and that knight was Sir Mador de la Porte. Then Parcenet
called upon him by name, saying, "Alas! Sir Mador, I have but this short time quitted
a hermit's cell in the forest where I left Sir Pellias sorely wounded to death, so I fear
me he hath only a little while to live."
Then Sir Mador de la Porte cried out, "Ha! maiden, what is this thou tellest me?
That is a very hard thing to believe; for when Sir Pellias quitted us this morn he gave no
sign of wound or disease of any sort."
But Parcenet replied, "Ne'theless, I myself beheld him lying in great pain and
dole, and, ere he swooned his death-swoon, he himself told me that he had the iron of a
spear in his side."
Then Sir Mador de la Porte said, "Alas! alas! that is sorry news! Now, damsel, by
thy leave and grace, I will leave thee and hasten to my companions to tell them this
news." And Parcenet said, "I prithee do so."
So Sir Mador de la Porte made haste to the pavilion where were his companions, and he
told them the news that he had heard.
Now at this time Sir Gawaine was altogether recovered from the violent overthrow he had
suffered that morning, wherefore when he heard the news that Sir Mador de la Porte brought
to him, he smote his hands together and cried out aloud, "Woe is me! what have I
done! For first I betrayed my friend, and now I have slain him. Now I will go forth
straightway to find him and to crave his forgiveness ere he die."
But Sir Ewaine said, "What is this that thou wouldst do? Thou art not yet fit to
undertake any journey."
Sir Gawaine said, "I care not, for I am determined to go and find my,
friend." Nor would he suffer any of his companions to accompany him; but when he had
summoned his esquire to bring him his horse, he mounted thereon and rode away into the
forest alone, be-taking his way to the westward, and lamenting with great sorrow as he
Now when the afternoon had fallen very late, so that the sun was sloping to its
setting, and the light fell as red as fire through the forest leaves, Sir Gawaine came to
that hermit's cell where it stood in the silent and solitary part of the forest woodland.
And he beheld that the hermit was outside of his cell digging in a little garden of
lentils. So when the hermit saw the armed knight come into that lawn all in the red light
of the setting sun, he stopped digging and leaned upon his trowel. Then Sir Gawaine drew
nigh, and, as he sat upon his horse, he told the holy man of the business whereon he had
To this the hermit said, "There came a lady hither several hours ago, and she was
clad all in green, and was of a very singular appearance, so that it was easy to see that
she was fay. And by means of certain charms of magic that lady cured thy friend, and after
she had healed him, the two rode away into the forest together."
Then Sir Gawaine was very much amazed, and he said, "This is a very strange thing
that thou tellest me, that a knight who is dying should be brought back to life again in
so short a time, and should so suddenly ride forth from a bed of pain. Now, I prithee tell
me whither they went." The hermit said, "They went to the westward."
Whereupon, when Sir Gawaine heard this, he said, "I will follow them."
So he rode away and left the hermit gazing after him. And as he rode forward upon his
way, the twilight began to fall apace, so that the woodlands after a while grew very dark
and strange all around him. But as the darkness descended a very singular miracle
happened, for, lo! there appeared before Sir Gawaine, a light of a pale blue color, and it
went before him and showed him the way, and he followed it, much marvelling.
Now after he had followed the light for a very long time he came at last, of a sudden,
to where the woodland ceased, and where there was a wide, open plain of very great extent.
And this plain was all illuminated by a singular radiance which was like that of a clear
full moonlight, albeit no moon was shining at that time. And in that pale and silver light
Sir Gawaine could see everything with wonderful distinctness; wherefore he beheld that he
was in a plain covered all over with flowers of divers sorts, the odors whereof so filled
the night that it appeared to press upon the bosom with a great pleasure. And he beheld
that in front of him lay a great lake, very wide and still. And all those things appeared
so strange in that light that Sir Gawaine wotted that he had come into a land of faery. So
he rode among tall flowers toward that lake in a sort of fear, for he wist not what was to
Now as he drew near the lake he perceived a knight and a lady approaching him; and when
they had come nigh he beheld that the knight was Sir Pellias, and that his countenance was
exceedingly strange. And he beheld that the lad was she whom he had aforetime seen all
clad in green apparel when he had travelled in the Forest of Adventure with Sir Ewaine and
Now when Sir Gawaine first beheld Sir Pellias he was filled with a great fear, for he
thought it was a spirit that he saw. But when he perceived that Sir Pellias was alive,
there came into his bosom a joy as great as that fear had been; wherefore he made haste
toward Sir Pellias. And when he had come near to Sir Pellias, he leaped from off of his
horse, crying out, "Forgive!. Forgive!" with great vehemence of passion. Then he
would have taken Sir Pellias into his arms, but Sir Pellias withdrew himself from the
contact of Sir Gawaine, though not with any violence of anger. And Sir Pellias spake in a
voice very thin and of a silvery clearness as though it came from a considerable distance,
and he said, "Touch me not, for I am not as I was aforetime, being not all human, but
part fay. But concerning my forgiveness: I do forgive thee whatsoever injury I may have
suffered at thy hands. And more than this I give unto thee my love, and I greatly hope for
thy joy and happiness. But now I go away to leave thee, dear friend, and haply I shall not
behold thee again, wherefore I do leave this with thee as my last behest; to wit, that
thou dost go back to King Arthur's Court and make thy peace with the Queen. So thou mayst
bring them news of all that hath happened unto me."
Then Sir Gawaine cried out in great sorrow, "Whither wouldst thou go?
And Sir Pellias said, "I shall go to yonder wonderful city of gold and azure which
lieth in yonder valley of flowers."
Then Sir Gawaine said, "I see no city but only a lake of water.
Whereupon Sir Pellias replied, "Ne'theless, there is a city yonder and thither I
go, wherefore I do now bid thee farewell."
Then Sir Gawaine looked into the face of Sir Pellias and beheld again that strange
light that it was of a very singular appearance, for, lo! it was white like to ivory and
his eyes shone like jewels set in ivory, and a smile lay upon his lips and grew neither
more nor less, but always remained the same. (For those who were of that sort had always
that singular appearance and smiled in that manner - to wit, the Lady of the Lake, and Sir
Pellias, and Sir Launcelot of the Lake.)
Then Sir Pellias and the Lady of the Lake turned and left Sir Gawaine where he stood,
and they went toward the lake, and they entered the lake, and when the feet of the horse
of Sir Pellias had touched the water of the lake, lo! Sir Pellias was gone and Sir Gawaine
beheld him no more, although he stood there for a long time weeping with great passion.
So endeth the story of Sir Pellias.
But Sir Gawaine returned unto the Court of King Arthur as he had promised Sir Pellias
to do, and he made his peace with Queen Guinevere and, thereafter, though the Queen loved
him not, yet there was a peace betwixt them. And Sir Gawaine published these things to the
Court of King Arthur and all men marvelled at what he told.
And only twice thereafter was Sir Pellias ever seen of any of his aforetime companions.
And Sir Marhaus was made a Companion of the Round Table and became one of the foremost
And the Lady Ettard took Sir Engamore into favor again, and that summer they were
wedded and Sir Engamore became lord of Grantmesnle.
So endeth this story.