Arthurian Romances - The Knight of the Cart (Lancelot) Summary & Analysis

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The Knight of the Cart (Lancelot) Summary

As King Arthur holds court at Camelot, a knight arrives and declares he has King Arthur's people imprisoned but will only release them if a knight can defend Queen Guinevere against him. Kay decides to leave court. The king and queen asks Kay to stay, but he refuses until they agree to grant him a request: he wishes to answer the knight's challenge. Sir Gawain follows and finds Kay's horse without its rider which he gives to Lancelot. Sir Gawain follows Lancelot to a town where Lancelot asks a dwarf pulling a cart about Queen Guinevere, and the dwarf tells him to get in the cart. Lancelot hesitates but climbs into the cart; Sir Gawain follows on horseback. They enter a city where Lancelot is mocked for riding in a cart. Lancelot and...

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