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The Water of the Wondrous Isles
William Morris
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The Water of the Wondrous Isles
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A beautiful woman escapes a life of servitude under an evil witch to adventure through a series of magical islands.

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The First Part: Of the House of Captivity
I: Catch at Utterhay
II: Now Shall Be Told of the House by the Waterside
III: Of Skin-Changing
IV: Of the Waxing of the Stolen Child
V: Of Birdalone, and How She Is Grown Into Maidenhood
VI: Herein Is Told of Birdalone’s Raiment
VII: Birdalone Hath an Adventure in the Wood
VIII: Of Birdalone and the Witch-Wife
IX: Of Birdalone’s Swimming
X: Birdalone Comes on New Tidings
XI: Of Birdalone’s Guilt and the Chastisement Thereof
XII: The Words of the Witch-Wife to Birdalone
XIII: Birdalone Meeteth the Wood-Woman Again
XIV: Of Birdalone’s Fishing
XV: Birdalone Weareth Her Serpent-Ring
XVI: Birdalone Meeteth Habundia Again; and Learneth Her First Wisdom of Her
XVII: The Passing of the Year Into Winter
XVIII: Of Spring-Tide and the Mind of Birdalone
XIX: They Bid Farewell, Birdalone and the Wood-Mother
XX: Of Birdalone and the Sending Boat
The Second Part: Of the Wondrous Isles
I: The First Isle
II: Birdalone Falleth in with New Friends
III: Birdalone Is Brought Before the Witch-Wife’s Sister
IV: Of the Witch’s Prison in the Wailing-Tower
V: They Feast in the Witch’s Prison
VI: Atra Tells of How They Three Came Unto the Isle of Increase Unsought
VII: The Three Damsels Take Birdalone Out of the Witch’s Prison
VIII: In What Wise Birdalone Was Clad, and How She Went Her Ways from the Isle of Increase Unsought
IX: How Birdalone Came to the Isle of the Young and the Old
X: Birdalone Comes to the Isle of the Queens
XI: And Now She Comes to the Isle of the Kings
XII: Of Birdalone, How She Came Unto the Isle of Nothing
The Third Part: Of the Castle of the Quest
I: Birdalone Comes to the Castle of the Quest
II: Of Birdalone, and How She Rested the Night Through in a Bower Without the Castle of the Quest
III: How Birdalone Dight Her for Meeting the Champions of the Quest
IV: And Now She Meets the Champions
V: Birdalone Has True Tokens from the Champions of the Quest
VI: How the Champions Would Do Birdalone to Be Clad Anew in the Castle of the Quest
VII: Of Birdalone, How She Told the Champions All Her Tale
VIII: In the Meanwhile of the Departing of the Champions, They Would Pleasure Birdalone with Feats of Arms and Games of Prowess
IX: Birdalone Cometh Before the Champions in Her New Array
X: The Champions Go Their Ways in the Sending Boat
The Fourth Part: Of the Days of Abiding
I: Of Birdalone’s Grief; and of Leonard the Chaplain
II: Birdalone Learneth Lore of the Priest. Ten Days of Waiting Wear
III: Now Would Birdalone Ride Abroad
IV: Of Birdalone’s Faring Abroad
V: Sir Aymeris Showeth Birdalone the Mountains Afar Off
VI: Birdalone Heareth Tell Tales of the Black Valley of the Greywethers
VII: Birdalone Beguileth the Priest to Help Her to Outgoing
VIII: Birdalone Fares on Her Adventure
IX: Birdalone Comes to the Black Valley
X: How Birdalone Fell in with a Man in the Black Valley of the Greywethers
XI: Birdalone Is Led Up the Black Valley
XII: How Those Twain Get Them from Out of the Black Valley of the Greywethers
XIII: Now They Rest for the Night in the Strait Pass
XIV: The Black Knight Tells the Truth of Himself
XV: The Black Knight Brings Birdalone to the Bower in the Dale
XVI: Yet a Day and a Night They Tarry in the Dale
The Fifth Part: The Tale of the Quest’s Ending
I: Of Sir Leonard’s Trouble and the Coming of the Quest
II: Now Ask They of Birdalone, and Sir Leonard Speaks
III: How They Follow the Slot of Birdalone and the Black Knight
IV: Of the Slaying of Friend and Foe
V: They Come Home to the Castle of the Quest
VI: Of the Talk Betwixt Birdalone and Viridis
VII: Birdalone Telleth the Tale of Her Wandering Up the Valley of the Greywethers
VIII: Atra and Birdalone Talk Together While the Lords Sit at the Murder-Council
IX: Hugh Tells the Story of the Quest’s Ending
X: How It Fared with the Three Ladies After the Escape of Birdalone
XI: Birdalone and the Black Squire Talk Together in the Hall of the Castle
XII: The Knights and Their Fellows Betake Them to the Assaulting of the Red Hold
XIII: Birdalone Bethinks Her to Fulfil the Promise Made Unto Atra
XIV: Birdalone Leaves the Castle of the Quest
The Sixth Part: The Days of Absence
I: Birdalone Rides to Greenford and There Takes Leave of Arnold and His Men
II: Of Birdalone and Her Fellowship, Their Faring Over the Downland
III: They Come to the City of the Five Crafts, and Birdalone Meets with the Poor-Wife
IV: Of the Love of Gerard’s Sons and of Jacobus for Birdalone
V: Of the Death of Audrey, Mother to Birdalone. She Is Warned in a Dream to Seek the Black Squire, and Is Minded to Depart the City of the Five Crafts, and Seek Again the Castle of the Quest
VI: Of the Sundering of Birdalone from Gerard and His Sons
VII: Birdalone Cometh to Greenford, and Hears of the Wasting of the Castle of the Quest
VIII: Birdalone Cometh to the Castle of the Quest, Heareth the Tale Thereof from Leonard, and Departeth Thence by the Sending Boat
IX: Birdalone Findeth the Isle of Nothing Greatly Bettered, and Is Kindly Entreated There
X: Of Birdalone’s Flitting from the Isle of Nothing
XI: Coming to the Isle of Kings Birdalone Findeth There a Score and Two of Fair Damsels Who Would Fain Have Her Company
XII: Birdalone Cometh Again to the Isle of Queens, and Findeth a Perilous Adventure Therein
XIII: Coming to the Isle of the Young and the Old, Birdalone Findeth It Peopled with Children
XIV: The Sending Boat Disappeareth from the Isle of Increase Unsought, and Birdalone Seeketh to Escape Thence by Swimming
XV: Birdalone Lacketh Little of Drowning, but Cometh Latterly to the Green Eyot
XVI: Birdalone Findeth Her Witch-Mistress Dead
XVII: Birdalone Layeth to Earth the Body of the Witch, and Findeth the Sending Boat Broken Up
XVIII: The Wood-Mother Cometh to Birdalone and Heareth Her Story
XIX: Habundia Hideth Birdalone’s Nakedness with Faery Raiment
XX: Birdalone Telleth Habundia of Her Love for Arthur, and Getteth from Her Promise of Help Therein
XXI: How the Wood-Wife Entered the Cot, and a Wonder That Befell Thereon
XXII: Birdalone Wendeth the Wildwood in Fellowship with Habundia
XXIII: The Wood-Wife Bringeth Birdalone to the Sight of Arthur in the Wildwood
XXIV: The Wood-Mother Changeth Her Form to That of a Woman Stricken in Years
XXV: The Wood-Wife Healeth and Tendeth the Black Squire
XXVI: The Black Squire Telleth the Wood-Wife of His Doings Since Birdalone Went from the Castle of the Quest
XXVII: Sir Arthur Cometh to the House Under the Wood
XXVIII: Fair Days in the House of Love
XXIX: Those Twain Will Seek the Wisdom of the Wood-Wife
XXX: They Have Speech with Habundia Concerning the Green Knight and His Fellows
XXXI: Habundia Cometh with Tidings of Those Dear Friends
XXXII: Of the Fight in the Forest and the Rescue of Those Friends from the Men of the Red Company
XXXIII: Viridis Telleth the Tale of Their Seeking
The Seventh Part: The Days of Returning
I: Sir Hugh Asketh Birdalone Where She Would Have the Abode of Their Fellowship to Be
II: Birdalone Taketh Counsel with Her Wood-Mother Concerning the Matter of Sir Hugh
III: Of the Journeying Through the Forest of Evilshaw Unto the Town of Utterhay
IV: Of the Abiding in Utterhay in Love and Contentment
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