End of Europe's Middle Ages

The Death of Arthur

And these three Queens wept sore over Arthur, and one took his head in her lap and chafed his hands, crying: "Alas! My brother, thou hast been overlong in coming and I fear me thy wound has taken cold."... But of King Arthur is no more known. Some men, indeed, say that he is not dead, but abides in the happy Valley of Avalon until such a time as his country's need is sorest, when he shall come again and deliver it. Others say that, of a truth he is dead and that, in the far West, his tomb may be seen and written on it is these words:

"Here lies Arthur, once King and King to be."

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