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Peredur Son of Efrawg Summary

Peredur is raised in the wilderness. One day, he encounters three knights. His mother tells him they are angels. The three men ask Peredur if he has seen a knight go by. Peredur replies that he does not know what a knight is. The three inform him that they are knights. Horrified, his mother faints.

Peredur finds a piebald pony and attempts to saddle it like a warhorse. His mother gives Peredur some instructions: if he encounters a church, he is to enter and say his prayers; if he is hungry, he can help himself; if he sees a lady, he can pay court to her; if he sees a jewel and takes it to give to another, he will become famous; if he hears a cry for help; he is to answer it. Peredur sets out armed with a few...

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