Le Morte d'Arthur BOOK XIII
Legends and Sagas
BOOK XIII CHAPTER I How at the vigil of the Feast of Pentecost entered into the hall before King Arthur a damosel, and desired Sir Launcelot for to come and dub a knight, and how he went with her.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER II How the letters were found written in the Siege Perilous and of the marvellous adventure of the sword in a stone.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER III How Sir Gawaine assayed to draw out the sword, and how an old man brought in Galahad.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER IV How the old man brought Galahad to the Siege Perilous and set him therein, and how all the knights marvelled.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER V How King Arthur shewed the stone hoving on the water to Galahad, and how he drew out the sword.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER VI How King Arthur had all the knights together for to joust in the meadow beside Camelot or they departed.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER VII How the queen desired to see Galahad; and how after, all the knights were replenished with the Holy Sangreal, and how they avowed the enquest of the same.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER VIII How great sorrow was made of the king and the queen and ladies for the departing of the knights, and how they departed.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER IX How Galahad gat him a shield, and how they sped that presumed to take down the said shield.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER X How Galahad departed with the shield, and how King Evelake had received the shield of Joseph of Aramathie.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XI How Joseph made a cross on the white shield with his blood, and how Galahad was by a monk brought to a tomb.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XII Of the marvel that Sir Galahad saw and heard in the tomb, and how he made Melias knight.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XIII Of the adventure that Melias had, and how Galahad revenged him, and how Melias was carried into an abbey.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XIV How Sir Galahad departed, and how he was commanded to go to the Castle of Maidens to destroy the wicked custom.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XV How Sir Galahad fought with the knights of the castle, and destroyed the wicked custom.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XVI How Sir Gawaine came to the abbey for to follow Galahad, and how he was shriven to a hermit.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XVII How Sir Galahad met with Sir Launcelot and Sir Percivale, and smote them down, and departed from them.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XVIII How Sir Launcelot, half sleeping and half waking, saw a sick man borne in a litter, and how he was healed with the Sangreal.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XIX How a voice spake to Sir Launcelot, and how he found his horse and his helm borne away, and after went afoot.
BOOK XIII CHAPTER XX How Sir Launcelot was shriven, and what sorrow he made and of the good ensamples which were shewed him.