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The Mists of Avalon - The High Queen, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The High Queen, Chapter 11 Summary

Igraine is buried. Gwenhwyfar sees Igraine's retirement at a convent a lie, that she was never a Christian. She is becoming overly pious at this point. If Igraine was right about the pregnancy, then her child will be born around Eastertide. Gwenhwyfar seeks to leave the convent as soon as possible, since she is now eager to return home to tell Arthur her good news. However, the Saxons are invading, and the roads are not safe to travel. Her attendants want her to go to Tintagel and stay till the danger passes, but she insists on pressing on.

As they get closer to home, they encounter Gawaine, who is on his way to the convent where he believed Gwenhwyfar still was. He does not know that Igraine has already died. He is on his way there to give Gwenhwyfar more protection...

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