By Chretien de Troyes, Professor Burton Raffel
The tale of the Grail. Perceval progresses from a naive boyhood in rural seclusion to a place of excessive admire as a knight at King Arthur's courtroom.
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And that, pretty lady, is why You're crying? " "But there's more, my lord. My ring is the problem, as well: He took it, and carried it off. " Now this disturbed the knight; And jealousy bit at his heart. "By God," he said, "this Is too much! But since he's got it, Let him keep it. But I think there's more. " "My lord," she said. " "No: with your knowledge-and you liked it. I see no signs that you fought him," He declared, bitten by jealousy. "Do you think I don't know you? Oh yes - how well I know you!
Converse with the brave, Dear son; ride with the brave; For the brave never deceive Those with whom they keep company. " "Mother," he asked. " "The same: A beautiful, sacred building That houses treasures and dead saints, And where we consecrate The sacrifice of Jesus, Who suffered at the hands of the JewsBetrayed and falsely judged, He suffered the anguish of death For all men and women, Whose souls would have gone to Hell Once they left these earthly bodies, 57° 575 20 Perceval But He saved them from the Devil.
He rode down To the bank of this mighty stream, But was careful not to ride Into the water, for he saw It was deeper and blacker and ran Even faster than the Loire. So he rode along the bank, Where the swift-flowing water beat Against the base of a massive Cliff. And just at the point Where the rock sloped to the river, Stood a rich and powerful castle. Where the water went pouring into Perceval 43 A bay, the boy turned left And saw the castle towers (Or so it seemed to him) Springing directly out Of the rock as he watched.