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The Mists of Avalon - The Prisoner in the Oak, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The Prisoner in the Oak, Chapter 5 Summary

It is Pentecost, and the festivities with the games are about to begin. Gwydion is tempted to challenge Lancelet in the games, but Accolon talks him out of it. He says that Lancelet may be old, but he has all his skill and strength. Gwydion and Uwaine go off to join in the games. Before the mock battle is set to begin, Gwydion rushes out onto the field and addresses Arthur. He asks for a challenge fight with Lancelet. As they fight, Lancelet draws first blood and Gwydion second. As the fight ends, the crowds hissed their displeasure at Gwydion. Lancelet bows to him and Gwydion asks to be knighted. They know that under the circumstances, Gwydion cannot be refused, so Lancelet proceeds to knight Gwydion and formally calls him Mordred. The stunt...

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