Stories of King Arthur's Knights

Told to the Children by Mary MacGregor

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Author: Marian Keith (Mary Esther Miller MacGregor)
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,911 / 65 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,127
Added to site: 2008.05.31
mnybks.net#: 21064
Origin: gutenberg.org

More than four hundred years ago there lived a diligent man called Sir Thomas Malory, who wrote in English words many of the beautiful Welsh tales about King Arthur's Knights, that the people of Wales loved so well.All the stories in this little book were found in Malory's big book, except 'Geraint and Enid.' But it, too, is one of the old Welsh tales that tell of the brave knights and fair ladies of King Arthur's court.

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But Geraint remembered that he had first seen and loved Enid in the faded gown, and he thought, 'I will ask her to wear it again to-day for my sake.'

And Enid loved the Prince so dearly, that when she heard his wish, she took off the beautiful dress she had been so glad to wear, and went down to him in the old silk gown. And when Geraint saw Enid, the gladness in his face made her glad too, and she forgot all about the old dress.

All that day Queen Guinevere sat in a high tower and often glanced out of the window to look for Geraint and his bride. When she saw them riding along the white road, she went down to the gate herself to welcome them. And when the Queen had dressed Enid in soft and shining silk, all the court marvelled at her beauty.

But because Geraint had first seen and loved her in the old faded silk, Enid folded it up with care and put it away among the things she loved.

And a feast was made for the wedding-day, and in great joy Geraint

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