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Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15), Part I The Romance of Reality. King Arthur   By: (1833-1922)

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HISTORICAL TALES

The Romance of Reality

by

CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

In Fifteen Volumes

VOLUME XIII

King Arthur

1

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1891, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1904, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1908, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

[Illustration: FURNESS ABBEY.]

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

BOOK I.

HOW ARTHUR WON THE THRONE.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I. THE MAGIC SWORD 19

II. ARTHUR'S WARS AND THE MYSTERY OF HIS BIRTH 28

III. THE LADY OF THE LAKE 39

IV. GUENEVER AND THE ROUND TABLE 46

BOOK II.

THE DEEDS OF BALIN.

I. HOW BALIN WON AND USED THE ENCHANTED SWORD 55

II. HOW ARTHUR TRIUMPHED OVER THE KINGS 65

III. HOW BALIN GAVE THE DOLOROUS STROKE 72

IV. THE FATE OF BALIN AND BALAN 81

V. MERLIN'S FOLLY AND FATE 89

BOOK III.

THE TREASON OF MORGAN LE FAY.

I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENCHANTED SHIP 94

II. THE COMBAT OF ARTHUR AND ACCOLAN 102

III. HOW MORGAN CHEATED THE KING 110

IV. THE COUNTRY OF STRANGE ADVENTURES 120

BOOK IV.

LANCELOT DU LAKE.

I. HOW TROUBLE CAME TO LIONEL AND HECTOR 137

II. THE CONTEST OF THE FOUR QUEENS 143

III. HOW LANCELOT AND TURQUINE FOUGHT 153

IV. THE CHAPEL AND PERILOUS 164

V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALCON 174

BOOK V.

THE ADVENTURES OF BEAUMAINS.

I. THE KNIGHTING OF KAY'S KITCHEN BOY 179

II. THE BLACK, THE GREEN, AND THE RED KNIGHTS 187

III. THE RED KNIGHT OF THE RED LAWNS 201

IV. HOW BEAUMAINS WON HIS BRIDE 212

BOOK VI.

TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE AND THE FAIR ISOLDE.

I. HOW TRISTRAM WAS KNIGHTED 238

II. LA BELLA ISOLDE 249

III. THE WAGER OF BATTLE 258

IV. THE DRAUGHT OF LOVE 267

V. THE PERILS OF TRUE LOVE 275

VI. THE MADNESS OF SIR TRISTRAM 289

BOOK VII.

HOW TRISTRAM CAME TO CAMELOT.

I. TRISTRAM AND DINADAN 304

II. ON THE ROAD TO THE TOURNAMENT 312

III. AT THE CASTLE OF MAIDENS 322

IV. THE QUEST OF THE TEN KNIGHTS 335

V. THE KNIGHT WITH THE COVERED SHIELD 345

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

KING ARTHUR. VOL. I.

PAGE

FURNESS ABBEY Frontispiece .

STATUE OF KING ARTHUR AT INNSBRUCK 24

KING ARTHUR'S FAIR LOVE 48

KING ARTHUR'S TOMB 70

MERLIN AND NIMUE 89

THE GREAT FOREST 94

NIMUE 105

THE LOVE OF PELLEAS AND NIMUE 134

DREAM OF SIR LANCELOT 139

OLD ARCHES OF THE ABBEY WALL 149

KING ARTHUR'S ROUND TABLE, WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL 179

BEAUMAINS, DAMSEL, AND DWARF 213

THE JOYOUS WEDDING 235

SIR TRISTRAM HARPING TO ISOLDE 250

A CASTLE OF CORNWALL 258

TRISTRAM AND THE FAIR ISOLDE 273

THE CLIFFS ABOVE THE SEA 288

TINTAGIL KING ARTHUR'S CASTLE 302

TRISTRAM THEREUPON DEPARTED TO HIS PAVILION 325

ADMISSION OF SIR TRISTRAM TO THE KING OF THE ROUND TABLE 359

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