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The Mists of Avalon - The Prisoner in the Oak, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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The Prisoner in the Oak, Chapter 4 Summary

It is the eve of Pentecost, and Lancelet's son, Galahad, will be knighted at the feast. Arthur's family gathers for the pre-holiday dinner. Morgaine confesses to Galahad and to Lancelet that she was behind the marriage to Elaine by the use of a love potion. Lancelet also discovers that his daughter, Nimue, is at Avalon, when he thought she had been in a nunnery all this time.

During dinner, Morgause presents Gwydion, who no one knew was attending the feast. Although he does not recognize Gwydion as his son, Arthur says that he will be received as a son at his court. Morgaine is completely caught off guard by Gwydion's presence there. Galahad and Gwydion meet for the first time, and there is no match of wits. Where Galahad is reserved, Gwydion is...

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