The First Adventures of Sir Galahad By Olivia Davie and Dana Wertheimer Book Three Chapter 2 Characters -Sir Galahad (main character, and he goes into the abbey to find the shield) -Monks (guided Sir Galahad to the abbey) -King Bagdemagus (goes into forest first) -Sir Ywain (one of the knights at the Round Table) -The White Knight (smotes King Bagdemagus of his horse also, he refuses to tell his name) -Joseph of Arimathea (first person to have the shield) -Sir Melyas (father is the King of Denmark,also he was King Bagdemagus squire) Characters (cont...) -Stranger Knight (hermit who smites Sir Melyas) -Sir Percivale (another important knight who is on the ship, quest in search for Holy Grail) -Sir Bors de Gannis (important knight who is also on the ship, and on a quest in search for the Holy Grail) -Damsel (tells Sir Galahad that he needs to join the other knights on the Enchanted Ship, all the knights are on a quest for the Holy Grail) Summary In this chapter, Sir Galahad goes to the Abbey to look for a shield. The Monks lead him to the guest room where two other nights of the round table, Sir Ywain and King Bagdemagus. They ask why Sir Galahad why he is there, at the Abbey, and he replies because he is looking for a wondrous shield. They tell him the legend of the shield which is that; "no man can bear it on his arm without meeting ill-fortune within three days. Yet it also said that whosoever can bear this shield shall achieve the quest of the Holy Grail." Then King Bagdemagus said the the next day he would take the shield and for Sir Galahad to stay at the Abbey to be there if King Bagdemagus were to return. The next day King Bagdemagus rides into the forest with the wondrous shield. He had not made it two miles before he saw a white knight who stuck him through the shoulder. The white knight would not give his name but told King Bagdemagus squire to bring the shield back to Sir Galahad. He rode back to the Abbey and gave the shield to Sir Galahad. Sir Galahad takes it and rides into the forest. He sees the white knight who tells him how the shield was brought to england. Then the white knight left. Later the squire who had followed Sir Galahad into the forest asked if he could make him a knight and to let him ride with him on his quest. He also says that his name is Melyas and that his father is the king of denmark. Sir Galahad decides to let him stay on his quest and they ride on. Summary (cont...) Sir Melyas and Sir Galahad rode along, but soon had to part ways. They came across a rode with a right and a left side. Sir Melyas chose to go down the left side, the side that he "must win through, if he can, by showing his own strength and prowess." However, Sir Galahad chose to take the easier path, the left-hand side of the road where he, "comes easily to his journey's end, but by no prowess of his own. As Sir Melyas rode deep into the forest, he saw a rich pavillion standing with no one it it, and inside it was a golden crown hanging on a throne, and a banquet set out on the table. He started walking towards it when suddenly a knight shouted at him to put down the crown, and for him to defend himself. The knight smote Sir Melyas from his horse, took the crown, and rode away, which left him almost dead. The road that Sir Galahad took also led to the pavillion, where he saw a strange knight smite Sir Melyas, then ride away. Galadad chased after the knight, and struck him so hard that his spear broke in to little pieces. The knight complimented him on how well he fought, and gave his blessing. Lastly, a damsel comes ridings towards Sir Galahad telling him the he must join the knights Sir Percivale and Sir Bors de Gannis on the Enchanted Ship. Picture Illustrating a Scene Cross Word Puzzle Cross Word Puzzle Clues Across 4. hermit who smites Sir MelyasDown 1. smotes King Bagdemaugus of his horse, and refuses to tell his name 2. main character, goes into the abbey to find the shield 3. tells Sir Galahad that he needs to join the other knights on the Enchanted Ship, all the knights are on a quest for the Holy Grail 4. father is the king of Denmark, also King Bagdemaugus's squire Cross Word Puzzle Answers Across 4. Stranger Knight Down 1. White Knight 2. Sir Galahad 3. Damsel 4. Sir Melyas Works Cited Burns, Robert. "Angels and Sir Galahad." Picturing Angels. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.<http://www.picturingangels.com/201 1_03_01_archive.html>.