The Book of the Death of Arthur
Spicer on Merlin
In the episode of le damoissele cacheresse, for example, one stag,
one brachet, and one fay, all of which properly belong together
as the essentials for the adventures of a single hero, by a
judicious arrangement supply three knights with difficult tasks,
and the maiden herself wanders off with a different lover.
So here, by means of one hunt and one fairy ship, three heros are
transported to three different places. When they awake the
magic ship has vanished and sorry adventures await them all.
Not one of them is bourne by the boat, as we should naturally
expect, to the love of a fay
Plainly we are dealing with materials distorted from their original
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