Idylls of the King - The Last Tournament Summary & Analysis

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The Last Tournament Summary

Arthur and Sir Lancelot discover an abandoned child in the wilderness with a ruby necklace wrapped around it. Guinevere raises the child as her own, but it dies not long after. They decide to honor the child by presenting its ruby necklace as a prize in a tournament. Before the tournament takes place, a maimed and bloodied boy arrives at the court. He was captured and beaten by the Red Knight and sent to tell Arthur of his new kingdom, which he has set up in opposition to Arthur's The red knight openly admits that his kingdom is immoral, but says it differs only in its honesty; Arthur's kingdom, he says, is just as sinful, but his subjects hide their sin. Arthur leaves Lancelot to preside over the kingdom while he leads an army to disband the traitor's kingdom.

Lancelot's mood is still...

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