Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapters 9 and 10

“Well, brother, I will do after your counsel, and ride after you.”  Launcelot’s on board!  He and Ector and Percivale make ready to return to Camelot. Only problem: Elaine.  Elaine cries and cries, that Launcelot should leave her.  She begs … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapters 6 and 7

So Elaine goes back to Launcelot, to tell him about Castle Bliant and how her father would set them up.  She brings along her cousin Sir Castor, to be his sidekick. “Castor, hello,” says Launcelot.  “I’m…”  He remembers that the … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapter 4

Scene change!  Or not so much, because we’re still talking about the town of Corbin.  King Pellam, you remember him?  He has a nephew named Castor, whom he knights on Candlemas.  Castor celebrates by giving everyone presents — specifically, gowns.  … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapter 2 continued and Chapter 3

Once Pitiless Bruce and Sir Bertelot have been driven away, suddenly everyone else at Castle Blank reappears, including Sir Selivant, Bliant’s brother.  Everyone congratulates Launcelot on saving the day, even if he’s still all twitchy and won’t answer to his … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XII Chapter 1 continued and Chapter 2

Evelyn discovers her husband, lying dead with his head bashed in, and starts to sob.  Her sobbing wakes Bliant up!  Turns out he’s not dead and having his skull bashed in is just a superficial wound. “Dang, that hurt,” he … Continue reading →