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Books like this are the reason we learn to read
on 9 March 1999
This is the story about Arthur and the tales of Camelot. Obviously. But for those of you who don't know more than what you've seen on TV or the movies, read this book. Read about Balin and Balan, read about Elaine, read about Guenivere. It's so much more fulfilling to search them out and to find them, than to have someone splash their character on a screen for you. My favorite stanza in the entire book is when Arthur talks about commitment. Commitment to his cause, to life, to God, to everything: "Arthur sat Crown'd on the dais, and his warriors cried, 'Be thou the king, and we will work thy will Who love thee.' Then the King in low deep tones, And simple words of great authority, Bound them by so strait vows to his own self That when they rose, knighted from kneeling, some Were pale as at the passing of a ghost, Some flushe'd, and others dazed, as one who wakes Half--blinded at the coming of a light."
Awesome isn't it?