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The boy looked around. The forest and lake were still. Before him stood the stone in which the fate of a people, the mythology of a nation, was written.

Gripping the sword’s golden hilt, he pulled it out and held it high.



24 thoughts on “Caledfwlch

    • He probably was a show-off, but then again maybe he’s been misrepresented! For some reason, this image of stillness and silence – just a boy and a stone – came to me very clearly.

  1. The legend of King Arthur is one of my all time favorites, in all iterations, including this one 😉 Of course, the next thing that without fail pops into my head is always this: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

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