By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier
A long time in the past, the storytellers say, the nice King Arthur introduced justice to England with the aid of his gallant Knights of the around desk. of those necessary knights, there has been by no means one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so...shiny because the rushing Sir Lancelot, who used to be fairly strong at protecting the helpless and maintaining the susceptible, simply so long as he'd had his afternoon nap. Behold the very intriguing and intensely humorous adventures of Lancelot the nice, as in basic terms acclaimed Arthurian writer Gerald Morris can inform them.
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It was Ceres who ﬁrst taught to men the use of iron ploughs–– that time wild strawberries and oak berries were scanty in the sacred groves and Dodona* was miserly with her support. Soon growing grain grew into harder work. Blight rusted stalks, and thistles mustered into view to lord it over all that you accomplished; crops began to ﬂounder, a rough growth to advance–– goosegrass, or ‘cleavers’, and bristling burrs––while wild oats and dreaded darnel ruled head and shoulder over your welltended plot.
270 280 16 290 300 310 Book One lines 287–311 It’s true, the small small hours are best for many things, or that very moment the sun is ﬂedging and the land’s still dabbed with dew. Night’s the best for cutting lighter crops, night’s best for welldrained meadows, for then there is no lack of lingering moisture. There’s a certain sort of man who by winter ﬁrelight stays up all night edging iron implements. And all the while, with soothing songs lightening the load of her routine, his helpmeet runs across her loom her rattling reed, and in the hearth a ﬂame reduces the sweet-scented must, its bubbles simmering in a pot she skims with brush-strokes of broad leaves.