Le Morte d'Arthur: Volume 1
By Sir Thomas Malory
Table of Contents
- LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
- King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table
- IN TWO VOLS.—VOL. I
- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
- PREFACE OF WILLIAM CAXTON
- BOOK I
- CHAPTER I. How Uther Pendragon sent for the duke of Cornwall and Igraine his wife, and of their departing suddenly again.
- CHAPTER II. How Uther Pendragon made war on the duke of Cornwall, and how by the mean of Merlin he lay by the duchess and gat Arthur.
- CHAPTER III. Of the birth of King Arthur and of his nurture.
- CHAPTER IV. Of the death of King Uther Pendragon.
- CHAPTER V. How Arthur was chosen king, and of wonders and marvels of a sword taken out of a stone by the said Arthur.
- CHAPTER VI. How King Arthur pulled out the sword divers times.
- CHAPTER VII. How King Arthur was crowned, and how he made officers.
- CHAPTER VIII. How King Arthur held in Wales, at a Pentecost, a great feast, and what kings and lords came to his feast.
- CHAPTER IX. Of the first war that King Arthur had, and how he won the field.
- CHAPTER X. How Merlin counselled King Arthur to send for King Ban and King Bors, and of their counsel taken for the war.
- CHAPTER XI. Of a great tourney made by King Arthur and the two kings Ban and Bors, and how they went over the sea.
- CHAPTER XII. How eleven kings gathered a great host against King Arthur.
- CHAPTER XIII. Of a dream of the King with the Hundred Knights.
- CHAPTER XIV. How the eleven kings with their host fought against Arthur and his host, and many great feats of the war.
- CHAPTER XV. Yet of the same battle.
- CHAPTER XVI. Yet more of the same battle.
- CHAPTER XVII. Yet more of the same battle, and how it was ended by Merlin.
- CHAPTER XVIII. How King Arthur, King Ban, and King Bors rescued King Leodegrance, and other incidents.
- CHAPTER XIX. How King Arthur rode to Carlion, and of his dream, and how he saw the questing beast.
- CHAPTER XX. How King Pellinore took Arthur's horse and followed the Questing Beast, and how Merlin met with Arthur.
- CHAPTER XXI. How Ulfius impeached Queen Igraine, Arthur's mother, of treason; and how a knight came and desired to have the death of his master
- CHAPTER XXII. How Griflet was made knight, and jousted with a knight
- CHAPTER XXIII. How twelve knights came from Rome and asked truage for this land of Arthur, and how Arthur fought with a knight.
- CHAPTER XXIV. How Merlin saved Arthur's life, and threw an enchantment on King Pellinore and made him to sleep.
- CHAPTER XXV. How Arthur by the mean of Merlin gat Excalibur his sword of the Lady of the Lake.
- CHAPTER XXVI. How tidings came to Arthur that King Rience had overcome eleven kings, and how he desired Arthur's beard to trim his mantle.
- CHAPTER XXVII. How all the children were sent for that were born on May-day, and how Mordred was saved.
- BOOK II.
- CHAPTER I. Of a damosel which came girt with a sword for to find a man of such virtue to draw it out of the scabbard.
- CHAPTER II. How Balin, arrayed like a poor knight, pulled out the sword, which afterward was the cause of his death.
- CHAPTER III. How the Lady of the Lake demanded the knight's head that had won the sword, or the maiden's head.
- CHAPTER IV. How Merlin told the adventure of this damosel.
- CHAPTER V. How Balin was pursued by Sir Lanceor, knight of Ireland, and how he jousted and slew him.
- CHAPTER VI. How a damosel, which was love to Lanceor, slew herself for love, and how Balin met with his brother Balan.
- CHAPTER VII. How a dwarf reproved Balin for the death of Lanceor, and how King Mark of Cornwall found them, and made a tomb over them.
- CHAPTER VIII. How Merlin prophesied that two the best knights of the world should fight there, which were Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER IX. How Balin and his brother, by the counsel of Merlin, took King Rience and brought him to King Arthur.
- CHAPTER X. How King Arthur had a battle against Nero and King Lot of Orkney, and how King Lot was deceived by Merlin, and how twelve kings were slain.
- CHAPTER XI. Of the interment of twelve kings, and of the prophecy of Merlin, and how Balin should give the dolorous stroke.
- CHAPTER XII. How a sorrowful knight came before Arthur, and how Balin fetched him, and how that knight was slain by a knight invisible.
- CHAPTER XIII. How Balin and the damosel met with a knight which was in likewise slain, and how the damosel bled for the custom of a castle.
- CHAPTER XIV. How Balin met with that knight named Garlon at a feast, and there he slew him, to have his blood to heal therewith the son of his host.
- CHAPTER XV. How Balin fought with King Pellam, and how his sword brake, and how he gat a spear wherewith he smote the dolorous stroke.
- CHAPTER XVI. How Balin was delivered by Merlin, and saved a knight that would have slain himself for love.
- CHAPTER XVII. How that knight slew his love and a knight lying by her, and after, how he slew himself with his own sword, and how Balin rode toward a
- CHAPTER XVIII. How Balin met with his brother Balan, and how each of them slew other unknown, till they were wounded to death.
- CHAPTER XIX. How Merlin buried them both in one tomb, and of Balin's sword.
- BOOK III.
- CHAPTER I. How King Arthur took a wife, and wedded Guenever, daughter to Leodegrance, King of the Land of Cameliard, with whom he had the Round Table.
- CHAPTER II. How the Knights of the Round Table were ordained and their sieges blessed by the Bishop of Canterbury.
- CHAPTER III. How a poor man riding upon a lean mare desired King Arthur to make his son knight.
- CHAPTER IV. How Sir Tor was known for son of King Pellinore, and how Gawaine was made knight.
- CHAPTER V. How at feast of the wedding of King Arthur to Guenever, a white hart came into the hall, and thirty couple hounds, and how a brachet
- CHAPTER VI. How Sir Gawaine rode for to fetch again the hart, and how two brethren fought each against other for the hart.
- CHAPTER VII How the hart was chased into a castle and there slain, and how Sir Gawaine slew a lady.
- CHAPTER VIII. How four knights fought against Gawaine and Gaheris, and how they were overcome, and their lives saved at request of four ladies.
- CHAPTER IX. How Sir Tor rode after the knight with the brachet, and of his adventure by the way.
- CHAPTER X. How Sir Tor found the brachet with a lady, and how a knight assailed him for the said brachet.
- CHAPTER XI. How Sir Tor overcame the knight, and how he lost his head at the request of a lady.
- CHAPTER XII. How King Pellinore rode after the lady and the knight that led her away, and how a lady desired help of him, and how he fought with two
- CHAPTER XIII. How King Pellinore gat the lady and brought her to Camelot to the court of King Arthur.
- CHAPTER XIV. How on the way he heard two knights, as he lay by night in a valley, and of their adventures.
- CHAPTER XV. How when he was come to Camelot he was sworn upon a book to tell the truth of his quest.
- BOOK IV.
- CHAPTER I. How Merlin was assotted and doted on one of the ladies of the lake, and how he was shut in a rock under a stone and there died.
- CHAPTER II. How five kings came into this land to war against King Arthur, and what counsel Arthur had against them.
- CHAPTER III. How King Arthur had ado with them and overthrew them, and slew the five kings and made the remnant to flee.
- CHAPTER IV. How the battle was finished or he came, and how King Arthur founded an abbey where the battle was.
- CHAPTER V. How Sir Tor was made knight of the Round Table, and how Bagdemagus was displeased.
- CHAPTER VI. How King Arthur, King Uriens, and Sir Accolon of Gaul, chased an hart, and of their marvellous adventures.
- CHAPTER VII. How Arthur took upon him to fight to be delivered out of prison, and also for to deliver twenty knights that were in prison.
- CHAPTER VIII. How Accolon found himself by a well, and he took upon him to do battle against Arthur.
- CHAPTER IX. Of the battle between King Arthur and Accolon.
- CHAPTER X. How King Arthur's sword that he fought with brake, and how he recovered of Accolon his own sword Excalibur, and overcame his enemy.
- CHAPTER XI. How Accolon confessed the treason of Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's sister, and how she would have done slay him.
- CHAPTER XII. How Arthur accorded the two brethren, and delivered the twenty knights, and how Sir Accolon died.
- CHAPTER XIII. How Morgan would have slain Sir Uriens her husband, and how Sir Uwaine her son saved him.
- CHAPTER XIV. How Queen Morgan le Fay made great sorrow for the death of Accolon, and how she stole away the scabbard from Arthur.
- CHAPTER XV. How Morgan le Fay saved a knight that should have been drowned, and how King Arthur returned home again.
- CHAPTER XVI. How the Damosel of the Lake saved King Arthur from mantle that should have burnt him.
- CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine met with twelve fair damosels, and how they complained on Sir Marhaus.
- CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Marhaus jousted with Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine, and overthrew them both.
- CHAPTER XIX. How Sir Marhaus, Sir Gawaine, and Sir Uwaine met three damosels, and each of them took one.[*1]
- [*1] Misnumbered xx. by Caxton.
- CHAPTER XX. How a knight and a dwarf strove for a lady.
- CHAPTER XXI. How King Pelleas suffered himself to be taken prisoner because he would have a sight of his lady, and how Sir Gawaine promised him to get
- CHAPTER XXII. How Sir Gawaine came to the Lady Ettard, and how Sir Pelleas found them sleeping.
- CHAPTER XXIII. How Sir Pelleas loved no more Ettard by means of the Damosel of the Lake, whom he loved ever after.
- CHAPTER XXIV. How Sir Marhaus rode with the damosel, and how he came to the Duke of the South Marches.
- CHAPTER XXV. How Sir Marhaus fought with the duke and his four sons and made them to yield them.
- CHAPTER XXVI. How Sir Uwaine rode with the damosel of sixty year of age, and how he gat the prize at tourneying.
- CHAPTER XXVII. How Sir Uwaine fought with two knights and overcame them.
- CHAPTER XXVIII. How at the year's end all three knights with their three damosels met at the fountain.
- BOOK V.
- CHAPTER I. How twelve aged ambassadors of Rome came to King Arthur to demand truage for Britain.
- CHAPTER II. How the kings and lords promised to King Arthur aid and help against the Romans.
- CHAPTER III. How King Arthur held a parliament at York, and how he ordained the realm should be governed in his absence.
- CHAPTER IV. How King Arthur being shipped and lying in his cabin had a marvellous dream and of the exposition thereof.
- CHAPTER V. How a man of the country told to him of a marvellous giant, and how he fought and conquered him.
- CHAPTER VI. How King Arthur sent Sir Gawaine and other to Lucius, and how they were assailed and escaped with worship.
- CHAPTER VII. How Lucius sent certain spies in a bushment for to have taken his knights being prisoners, and how they were letted.
- CHAPTER VIII. How a senator told to Lucius of their discomfiture, and also of the great battle between Arthur and Lucius.
- CHAPTER IX How Arthur, after he had achieved the battle against the Romans, entered into Almaine, and so into Italy.
- CHAPTER X. Of a battle done by Sir Gawaine against a Saracen, which after was yielden and became Christian.
- CHAPTER XI. How the Saracens came out of a wood for to rescue their beasts, and of a great battle.
- CHAPTER XII. How Sir Gawaine returned to King Arthur with his prisoners, and how the King won a city, and how he was crowned Emperor.
- BOOK VI.
- CHAPTER I. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lionel departed from the court, and how Sir Lionel left him sleeping and was taken.
- CHAPTER II. How Sir Ector followed for to seek Sir Launcelot, and how he was taken by Sir Turquine.
- CHAPTER III How four queens found Launcelot sleeping, and how by enchantment he was taken and led into a castle.
- CHAPTER IV. How Sir Launcelot was delivered by the mean of a damosel.
- CHAPTER V. How a knight found Sir Launcelot lying in his leman's bed, and how Sir Launcelot fought with the knight.
- CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot was received of King Bagdemagus' daughter, and how he made his complaint to her father.
- CHAPTER VII. How Sir Launcelot behaved him in a tournament, and how he met with Sir Turquine leading Sir Gaheris.
- CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Turquine fought together.
- CHAPTER IX. How Sir Turquine was slain, and how Sir Launcelot bade Sir Gaheris deliver all the prisoners.
- CHAPTER X. How Sir Launcelot rode with a damosel and slew a knight that distressed all ladies and also a villain that kept a bridge.
- CHAPTER XI. How Sir Launcelot slew two giants, and made a castle free.
- CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot rode disguised in Sir Kay's harness, and how he smote down a knight.
- CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Launcelot jousted against four knights of the Round Table and overthrew them.
- CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Launcelot followed a brachet into a castle, where he found a dead knight, and how he after was required of a damosel to heal her
- CHAPTER XV. How Sir Launcelot came into the Chapel Perilous and gat there of a dead corpse a piece of the cloth and a sword.
- CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Launcelot at the request of a lady recovered a falcon, by which he was deceived.
- CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot overtook a knight which chased his wife to have slain her, and how he said to him.
- CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Launcelot came to King Arthur's Court, and how there were recounted all his noble feats and acts.
- BOOK VII.
- CHAPTER I. How Beaumains came to King Arthur's Court and demanded three petitions of King Arthur.
- CHAPTER II. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine were wroth because Sir Kay mocked Beaumains, and of a damosel which desired a knight to fight for a
- CHAPTER III. How Beaumains desired the battle, and how it was granted to him, and how he desired to be made knight of Sir Launcelot.
- CHAPTER IV. How Beaumains departed, and how he gat of Sir Kay a spear and a shield, and how he jousted with Sir Launcelot.
- CHAPTER V. How Beaumains told to Sir Launcelot his name, and how he was dubbed knight of Sir Launcelot, and after overtook the damosel.
- CHAPTER VI. How Beaumains fought and slew two knights at a passage.
- CHAPTER VII. How Beaumains fought with the Knight of the Black Launds, and fought with him till he fell down and died.
- CHAPTER VIII. How the brother of the knight that was slain met with Beaumains, and fought with Beaumains till he was yielden.
- CHAPTER IX. How the damosel again rebuked Beaumains, and would not suffer him to sit at her table, but called him kitchen boy.
- CHAPTER X. How the third brother, called the Red Knight, jousted and fought against Beaumains, and how Beaumains overcame him.
- CHAPTER XI. How Sir Beaumains suffered great rebukes of the damosel, and he suffered it patiently.
- CHAPTER XII. How Beaumains fought with Sir Persant of Inde, and made him to be yielden.
- CHAPTER XIII. Of the goodly communication between Sir Persant and Beaumains, and how he told him that his name was Sir Gareth.
- CHAPTER XIV. How the lady that was besieged had word from her sister how she had brought a knight to fight for her, and what battles he had achieved.
- CHAPTER XV. How the damosel and Beaumains came to the siege; and came to a sycamore tree, and there Beaumains blew a horn, and then the Knight of the
- CHAPTER XVI. How the two knights met together, and of their talking, and how they began their battle.
- CHAPTER XVII. How after long fighting Beaumains overcame the knight and would have slain him, but at the request of the lords he saved his life, and
- CHAPTER XVIII. How the knight yielded him, and how Beaumains made him to go unto King Arthur's court, and to cry Sir Launcelot mercy.
- CHAPTER XIX How Beaumains came to the lady, and when he came to the castle the gates were closed against him, and of the words that the lady said to
- CHAPTER XX. How Sir Beaumains rode after to rescue his dwarf, and came into the castle where he was.
- CHAPTER XXI. How Sir Gareth, otherwise called Beaumains, came to the presence of his lady, and how they took acquaintance, and of their love.
- CHAPTER XXII. How at night came an armed knight, and fought with Sir Gareth, and he, sore hurt in the thigh, smote off the knight's head.
- CHAPTER XXIII. How the said knight came again the next night and was beheaded again, and how at the feast of Pentecost all the knights that Sir Gareth
- CHAPTER XXIV. How King Arthur pardoned them, and demanded of them where Sir Gareth was.
- CHAPTER XXV. How the Queen of Orkney came to this feast of Pentecost, and Sir Gawaine and his brethren came to ask her blessing. [*3]
- [*3] In Caxton's edition this chapter is misnumbered XXVI., setting the numeration wrong to the end of the book.
- CHAPTER XXVI. How King Arthur sent for the Lady Lionesse, and how she let cry a tourney at her castle, whereas came many knights.
- CHAPTER XXVII. How King Arthur went to the tournament with his knights, and how the lady received him worshipfully, and how the knights encountered.
- CHAPTER XXVIII. How the knights bare them in the battle.
- CHAPTER XXIX. Yet of the said tournament.
- CHAPTER XXX. How Sir Gareth was espied by the heralds, and how he escaped out of the field.
- CHAPTER XXXI. How Sir Gareth came to a castle where he was well lodged, and he jousted with a knight and slew him.
- CHAPTER XXXII. How Sir Gareth fought with a knight that held within his castle thirty ladies, and how he slew him.
- CHAPTER XXXIII. How Sir Gareth and Sir Gawaine fought each against other, and how they knew each other by the damosel Linet.
- CHAPTER XXXIV. How Sir Gareth acknowledged that they loved each other to King Arthur, and of the appointment of their wedding.
- CHAPTER XXXV. Of the Great Royalty, and what officers were made at the feast of the wedding, and of the jousts at the feast.
- BOOK VIII
- CHAPTER I. How Sir Tristram de Liones was born, and how his mother died at his birth, wherefore she named him Tristram.
- CHAPTER II. How the stepmother of Sir Tristram had ordained poison for to have poisoned Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER III. How Sir Tristram was sent into France, and had one to govern him named Gouvernail, and how he learned to harp, hawk, and hunt.
- CHAPTER IV. How Sir Marhaus came out of Ireland for to ask truage of Cornwall, or else he would fight therefore.
- CHAPTER V. How Tristram enterprized the battle to fight for the truage of Cornwall, and how he was made knight.
- CHAPTER VI. How Sir Tristram arrived into the Island for to furnish the battle with Sir Marhaus.
- CHAPTER VII. How Sir Tristram fought against Sir Marhaus and achieved his battle, and how Sir Marhaus fled to his ship.
- CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Marhaus after that he was arrived in Ireland died of the stroke that Sir Tristram had given him, and how Tristram was hurt.
- CHAPTER IX. How Sir Tristram was put to the keeping of La Beale Isoud first for to be healed of his wound.
- CHAPTER X. How Sir Tristram won the degree at a tournament in Ireland, and there made Palamides to bear no more harness in a year.
- CHAPTER XI. How the queen espied that Sir Tristram had slain her brother Sir Marhaus by his sword, and in what jeopardy he was.
- CHAPTER XII. How Sir Tristram departed from the king and La Beale Isoud out of Ireland for to come into Cornwall.
- CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Tristram and King Mark hurted each other for the love of a knight's wife.
- CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Tristram lay with the lady, and how her husband fought with Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER XV. How Sir Bleoberis demanded the fairest lady in King Mark's court, whom he took away, and how he was fought with.
- CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Tristram fought with two knights of the Round Table.
- CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Tristram fought with Sir Bleoberis for a lady, and how the lady was put to choice to whom she would go.
- CHAPTER XVIII. How the lady forsook Sir Tristram and abode with Sir Bleoberis, and how she desired to go to her husband.
- CHAPTER XIX. How King Mark sent Sir Tristram for La Beale Isoud toward Ireland, and how by fortune he arrived into England.
- CHAPTER XX. How King Anguish of Ireland was summoned to come to King Arthur's court for treason.
- CHAPTER XXI. How Sir Tristram rescued a child from a knight, and how Gouvernail told him of King Anguish.
- CHAPTER XXII. How Sir Tristram fought for Sir Anguish and overcame his adversary, and how his adversary would never yield him.
- CHAPTER XXIII. How Sir Blamore desired Tristram to slay him, and how Sir Tristram spared him, and how they took appointment.
- CHAPTER XXIV. How Sir Tristram demanded La Beale Isoud for King Mark, and how Sir Tristram and Isoud drank the love drink.
- CHAPTER XXV. How Sir Tristram and Isoud were in prison, and how he fought for her beauty, and smote of another lady's head.
- CHAPTER XXVI. How Sir Tristram fought with Sir Breunor, and at the last smote off his head.
- CHAPTER XXVII. How Sir Galahad fought with Sir Tristram, and how Sir Tristram yielded him and promised to fellowship with Launcelot.
- CHAPTER XXVIII. How Sir Launcelot met with Sir Carados bearing away Sir Gawaine, and of the rescue of Sir Gawaine.
- CHAPTER XXIX. Of the wedding of King Mark to La Beale Isoud, and of Bragwaine her maid, and of Palamides.
- CHAPTER XXX. How Palamides demanded Queen Isoud, and how Lambegus rode after to rescue her, and of the escape of Isoud.
- CHAPTER XXXI. How Sir Tristram rode after Palamides, and how he found him and fought with him, and by the means of Isoud the battle ceased.
- CHAPTER XXXII. How Sir Tristram brought Queen Isoud home, and of the debate of King Mark and Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER XXXIII. How Sir Lamorak jousted with thirty knights, and Sir Tristram at the request of King Mark smote his horse down.
- CHAPTER XXXIV. How Sir Lamorak sent an horn to King Mark in despite of Sir Tristram, and how Sir Tristram was driven into a chapel.
- CHAPTER XXXV. How Sir Tristram was holpen by his men, and of Queen Isoud which was put in a lazar-cote, and how Tristram was hurt.
- CHAPTER XXXVI. How Sir Tristram served in war King Howel of Brittany, and slew his adversary in the field.
- CHAPTER XXXVII. How Sir Suppinabiles told Sir Tristram how he was defamed in the court of King Arthur, and of Sir Lamorak.
- CHAPTER XXXVIII. How Sir Tristram and his wife arrived in Wales, and how he met there with Sir Lamorak.
- CHAPTER XXXIX. How Sir Tristram fought with Sir Nabon, and overcame him, and made Sir Segwarides lord of the isle.
- CHAPTER XL
- How Sir Lamorak departed from Sir Tristram, and how he met with Sir Frol, and after with Sir Launcelot.
- CHAPTER XLI. How Sir Lamorak slew Sir Frol, and of the courteous fighting with Sir Belliance his brother.
- BOOK IX.
- CHAPTER I. How a young man came into the court of King Arthur, and how Sir Kay called him in scorn La Cote Male Taile.
- CHAPTER II. How a damosel came into the court and desired a knight to take on him an enquest, which La Cote Male Taile emprised.
- CHAPTER III. How La Cote Male Taile overthrew Sir Dagonet the king's fool, and of the rebuke that he had of the damosel.
- CHAPTER IV. How La Cote Male Taile fought against an hundred knights, and how he escaped by the mean of a lady.
- CHAPTER V. How Sir Launcelot came to the court and heard of La Cote Male Taile, and how he followed after him, and how La Cote Male Taile was
- CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot fought with six knights, and after with Sir Brian, and how he delivered the prisoners.
- CHAPTER VII. How Sir Launcelot met with the damosel named Male disant, and named her the Damosel Bienpensant.
- CHAPTER VIII. How La Cote Male Taile was taken prisoner, and after rescued by Sir Launcelot, and how Sir Launcelot overcame four brethren.
- CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot made La Cote Male Taile lord of the Castle of Pendragon, and after was made knight of the Round Table.
- CHAPTER X. How La Beale Isoud sent letters to Sir Tristram by her maid Bragwaine, and of divers adventures of Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER XI. How Sir Tristram met with Sir Lamorak de Galis, and how they fought, and after accorded never to fight together.
- CHAPTER XII. How Sir Palomides followed the Questing Beast, and smote down Sir Tristram and Sir Lamorak with one spear.
- CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Lamorak met with Sir Meliagaunce, and fought together for the beauty of Dame Guenever.
- CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Meliagaunce told for what cause they fought, and how Sir Lamorak jousted with King Arthur.
- CHAPTER XV. How Sir Kay met with Sir Tristram, and after of the shame spoken of the knights of Cornwall, and how they jousted.
- CHAPTER XVI. How King Arthur was brought into the Forest Perilous, and how Sir Tristram saved his life.
- CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Tristram came to La Beale Isoud, and how Kehydius began to love Beale Isoud, and of a letter that Tristram found.
- CHAPTER XIX. How Sir Tristram soused Dagonet in a well, and how Palomides sent a damosel to seek Tristram, and how Palomides met with King Mark.
- CHAPTER XX. How it was noised how Sir Tristram was dead, and how La Beale Isoud would have slain herself.
- CHAPTER XXI. How King Mark found Sir Tristram naked, and made him to be borne home to Tintagil, and how he was there known by a brachet.
- CHAPTER XXII. How King Mark, by the advice of his council, banished Sir Tristram out of Cornwall the term of ten years.
- CHAPTER XXIII. How a damosel sought help to help Sir Launcelot against thirty knights, and how Sir Tristram fought with them.
- CHAPTER XXIV. How Sir Tristram and Sir Dinadan came to a lodging where they must joust with two knights.
- CHAPTER XXV. How Sir Tristram jousted with Sir Kay and Sir Sagramore le Desirous, and how Sir Gawaine turned Sir Tristram from Morgan le Fay.
- CHAPTER XXVI. How Sir Tristram and Sir Gawaine rode to have foughten with the thirty knights, but they durst not come out.
- CHAPTER XXVII. How damosel Bragwaine found Tristram sleeping by a well, and how she delivered letters to him from La Beale Isoud.
- CHAPTER XXVIII. How Sir Tristram had a fall with Sir Palomides, and how Launcelot overthrew two knights.
- CHAPTER XXIX. How Sir Launcelot jousted with Palomides and overthrew him, and after he was assailed with twelve knights.
- CHAPTER XXX. How Sir Tristram behaved him the first day of the tournament, and there he had the prize.
- CHAPTER XXXI. How Sir Tristram returned against King Arthur's party because he saw Sir Palomides on that party.
- CHAPTER XXXII. How Sir Tristram found Palomides by a well, and brought him with him to his lodging.
- CHAPTER XXXIII. How Sir Tristram smote down Sir Palomides, and how he jousted with King Arthur, and other feats.
- CHAPTER XXXIV. How Sir Launcelot hurt Sir Tristram, and how after Sir Tristram smote down Sir Palomides.
- CHAPTER XXXV. How the prize of the third day was given to Sir Launcelot, and Sir Launcelot gave it to Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER XXXVI. How Palomides came to the castle where Sir Tristram was, and of the quest that Sir Launcelot and ten knights made for Sir Tristram.
- CHAPTER XXXVII. How Sir Tristram, Sir Palomides, and Sir Dinadan were taken and put in prison.
- CHAPTER XXXVIII. How King Mark was sorry for the good renown of Sir Tristram. Some of King Arthur's knights jousted with knights of Cornwall.
- CHAPTER XXXIX. Of the treason of King Mark, and how Sir Gaheris smote him down and Andred his cousin.
- CHAPTER XL. How after that Sir Tristram, Sir Palomides, and Sir Dinadan had been long in prison they were delivered.
- CHAPTER XLI. How Sir Dinadan rescued a lady from Sir Breuse Saunce Pite, and how Sir Tristram received a shield of Morgan le Fay.
- CHAPTER XLII. How Sir Tristram took with him the shield, and also how he slew the paramour of Morgan le Fay.
- CHAPTER XLIII. How Morgan le Fay buried her paramour, and how Sir Tristram praised Sir Launcelot and his kin.
- CHAPTER XLIV. How Sir Tristram at a tournament bare the shield that Morgan le Fay delivered to him.
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