The Heath Readers; 6th Reader

The Heath Readers; 6th Reader

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ..."If I throw this rich sword into the water, thereof shall never come good, but harm and loss." And then Sir Bedivere hid Excalibur under a tree, and so as soon as he might he came again unto the king, and said he had been at the water, and had thrown the sword into the water. "What saw thou there?" said the king. "Sir," said he, "I saw nothing but waves and wind." "That is untruly said of thee," said the king, "therefore go thou lightly again, and do my commandment, as thou art to me lief and dear; spare not, but throw in." Then Sir Bedivere returned again, and took the sword in his hand; and then he thought it sin and shame to throw away that noble sword: and so again he hid the sword, and returned again, and told to the king that he had been at the water and done his commandment. "What saw ye there?" said the king. "Sir," said he, "I saw nothing but the water leap and the waves wan."J "Ah! traitor untrue," said King Arthur, "now hast thou betrayed me two times. Who would have weened that thou, that hast been unto me so self and dear, and that art named a noble knight, wouldst betray me for the riches of the sword. But now go again lightly, for thy long tarrying putteth me in great jeopardy of my life, for I have taken cold. And but if thou do now as I bid thee, if ever I may see thee, I shall slay thee with mine own hands, for thou wouldest for my rich sword see me dead." Then Sir Bedivere departed, and went to the sword, and lightly took it up and went to the waterside and there he bound the girdle about the hilts, and then he threw the sword into the water as far as he might, and there came an arm and a hand above the water, and met...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591631
  • 9781236591630