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The Mabinogion Vol. 1

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Author: Owen M. Edwards
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,358 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 2,731
Added to site: 2006.11.29
mnybks.net#: 15410
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth
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And when I reached the glade where the black man was, I confess to thee, Kai, it is a marvel that I did not melt down into a liquid pool, through the shame that I felt at the black man's derision. And that night I came to the same Castle, where I had spent the night preceding. And I was more agreeably entertained that night, than I had been the night before; and I was better feasted, and I conversed freely with the inmates of the Castle; and none of them alluded to my expedition to the fountain, neither did I mention it to any. And I remained there that night. When I arose on the morrow, I found ready saddled a dark-bay palfrey, with nostrils as red as scarlet. And after putting on my armour, and leaving there my blessing, I returned to my own Court. And that horse I still possess, and he is in the stable yonder. And I declare that I would not part with him for the best palfrey in the Island of Britain.

"Now of a truth, Kai, no man ever before confessed to an adventure so much to his own discredit; and

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