Idylls of the King - Gareth and Lynette Summary & Analysis

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Gareth and Lynette Summary

Gareth, the son of King Lot and Queen Bellicent, desires to leave home and become a knight in King Arthur's court. However, Bellicent is reluctant to let him go, fearing that she will be lonely with only her senile husband around. She allows him to go, but with the condition that he first serve in the king's kitchen for a year, thinking that this burden will scare him off. To her surprise, he eagerly accepts and sets out to Camelot. When he arrives, he is amazed by its splendor; he even wonders if it is magic. He enters the king's court and overhears him justly and generously ruling his kingdom. Finally, Gareth has his turn to speak and receives a job as a kitchen servant. Sir Kay does not trust him and from that moment on treats him meanly.

After a month, Bellicent...

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