Arthurian Romances - The Knight with the Lion (Yvain) Summary & Analysis

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The Knight with the Lion (Yvain) Summary

Calogrenant tells Sir Gawain, Yvain, Kay and Queen Guinevere about when he, seeking adventure, finds an ugly peasant who directs him to a cold spring that boils, the water of which will produce a storm when poured on a rock. After the storm, a knight reproaches Calogrenant for not challenging him directly and unhorses Calogrenant, takes his horse and leaves. Calogrenant, bewildered, returns to court and considers himself a fool and a coward. Yvain says he will avenge Calogrenant's shame. King Arthur wakens, hears the story, and decides to go to the spring. Yvain decides to go alone immediately. He travels to the vavasour's house, encounters the peasant, goes to the spring, the storm rages and the knight appears. Yvain strikes a great blow to the defender's helmet, causing him to flee. Yvain...

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