Possession: A Romance - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

A.S. Byatt
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Chapter 16 Summary

The poem by Christabel LaMotte called The Fairy Melusine takes up the entirety of Chapter 16. An exhausted knight named Raimondin of Lusignan wanders on horseback on the moors. He is fleeing the random death of his Lord by his own hand. He wishes himself to die. The knight and his horse descend some rocks for a long time and eventually hear the sound of falling water. The knight hears a silvery melody in the water and continues to descend, even though the path is getting narrower.

He finds a hollow cave hidden behind the falling water and sheltering a pool. In the pool is a smooth rock, and on the rock a beautiful lady sings softly to herself and combs her golden hair. When she sees him, she stops singing. They stare at each other for a long time, and it seems as...

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