The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur - Part 3, The Return of Merlin, pgs. 242-266 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, The Return of Merlin, pgs. 242-266 Summary

Galahad and Derfel, now fast friends and nearly brothers, race to the palace. The king is copying a manuscript and dies refusing to leave. Cenwin opens and rejects scrolls while Galahad and Derfel fight frantically. The priest removes his disguise to reveal Merlin and continues searching until he finds a particular one, grabs his cat, and follows out a window and down to the dock. Merlin has arranged for a boat, aboard which he explains that he has been looking for a mislabeled and misfiled scroll. In the boat is a sealed chest, which Merlin declares is all that matters. Galahad weeps, seeing his home go up in flames. With Merlin again looking and acting himself, ageless, agile, dominating, penetrating, mischievous, wise, and wise, they take ship to Britain. In the...

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