Chapter Seven: Lancelot
One of the knights of the Round Table was Lancelot. He came from France. Lancelot was very kind and generous. He often gave his things to the poor.
Lancelot served his king and queen well.
One day a strange girl came to the great hall of the castle.
She said to Sir Lancelot, Come with me! Its very important. I cannot tell you more. Please follow me.
Sir Lancelot followed the girl to the forest. They stopped at a church.
Lancelot entered the church. He saw twelve nuns.One nun said, Sir Lancelot, we bring you this, young man. He is loyal and courageous. Please make him a knight.
The young man looked honest. Lancelot agreed to make him a knight.
However, Lancelot did not recognize this young man. He was the son Lancelot had from Elaine, a lady he loved some years before.
The young mans name was Galahad。Galahads mother wanted him to be a knight, like his father.
The next day, Lancelot returned to Camelot with the young knight. King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and the knights of the Round Table were happy to meet Galahad.
When Sir Galahad sat down at the Round Table, his name appeared On the table. Everyone Was amazed.Lancelot looked at Galahad carefully.
Suddenly, he realized that Galahad was his son! Lancelot was very happy and proud.
Chapter Eight: The Holy Grail
One day the knights were sitting at the Round Table. They were celebrating a religious holiday.
Suddenly, there was a loud noise. Then there was a strong light. A green bowl covered with a cloth moved around the room. Invisible hands carried it.After a few moments, the green bowl disappeared.
突然，一声巨响，接着闪过一-道强光。 一个盖着布的绿碗在房间里晃来晃去。似乎有一双无形的手端着它。 过了一会儿，绿碗消失了。
That was the Holy Grail! exclaimed King Arthur.That is where Chrisfs blood was kept after he was crucified.
The knights were amazed. They all wanted to see the Holy Grail.
Sir Gawain, a loyal knight declared,I want to look for the Grail for one year and one day.
Yes, I want to look for the Grail too. said an other knight.
All the knights wanted to travel to distant lands to find the Holy Grail. There was great excitement at the Round Table.
King Arthur was very worried. He knew that the search for the Holy Grail was dangerous.
In fact, many knights died during the search.Others never returned to Camelot.
Only three knights found the Holy Grail. They were Galahad, Percival and Bors.
All three had pure hearts. Only those with pure hearts saw the Holy Grail. The three knights travelled to distant lands. After many dangerous adventures, they found the Holy Grail.
When they saw it on a silver table, they thanked God for this great happiness.
After finding the Grail, Galahad and Percival died.But Bors returned to Camelot. He told everyone about his wonderful experience.
Chapter Nine: King Arthur goes to Avalon
King Arthur lived a long life, but it finished sadly. In the search for the Holy Grail, many of his knights left Britain. Other knights died. Arthur was alone.
In 537, King Arthur went to a distant land to fight.Sir Gawain and other loyal knights went with him.
Before leaving Camelot, King Arthur spoke to a knight called Mordred. He said Mordred, I ask you to rule my land until I return. I know you are a loyal man.
King Arthur and his knights left Britain to go to war. But Mordred was not loyal. He wanted to take King Arthurs place. He wanted to be King of Britain!
So, Mordred told everyone that Arthur was killed in the war, in France. Mordred became King of Britain! He was made King in Canterbury.
When King Arthur heard the news, he was furious.He returned to Britain immediately. He and his knights arrived in Dover.
Here he found Mordred and his army. They were waiting for him. There was a long, terrible battle.
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Arthur fought a long battle against Mordred.
At the end of the battle, King Arthur took his spear and killed Mordred. But Mordreds sword went through Arthurs helmet and his head.
The great king was dying! He still had to do one thing.
He called Sir Bep>
At the lake, there was a boat waiting for Arthur.The Lady of the Lake was in it.
Put me in the boat. said Arthur. Sir Bep>
Arthur answered, My life is near the end. Pray for yourself. Prayers can do many things. Farewell! I am going to Avalon.
The boat moved away slowly. Sir Bep>