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The Mists of Avalon - The King Stag, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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The King Stag, Chapter 8 Summary

Morgaine meets with Accolon and misses mass. After the service, Arthur seeks out the bishop for confession. The high feast is held up until Arthur gets back, which is noticeably late. When he returns, he appears worn, and Lancelet sees it and comments to Gwenhwyfar about it. She brushes it off and says that he is brooding about doing penance. She asks Lancelet if he is happy, and he says as happy as he can be. Lancelet tells Gwenhwyfar that his marriage was a mistake, and that he had believed that Elaine was Gwenhwyfar and then found himself trapped.

As part of the usual Pentecost feast, Arthur also hears petitions from the people. One person who steps forward is King Uriens, who seeks permission to marry again. Arthur suggests Morgaine, and this delights Uriens. When they call...

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