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Her was ever low and deep, inscrutable as her eyes. " "My lady thou art, and and wilt be always. Knight I am not yet, nor have I ridden like Galahad and Percivale, in quest of the Holy Grail. But the day cometh soon, when for God and my lady, I ride forth into the world; and when my giants all are slain and my guerdon won; when I have "I love thee," he said again. dear, — seen the Vision "Thou dost deceive thyself," she said, interrupting him somewhat harshly. It was growing darker and the stars were coming.

The white 36 "^ omsmi aairaGa^ roses she had carried lay scattered on the ground. blue samite scarf had fallen unheeded beside them. lifted it and pressed "Wilt give it it Her He to his lips. " There was an "Since thou askest, slowly. it, but Then she answered instant's pause. " He seized her hand and kissed it. It lay passively in his grasp. "O Lady of Anguish," he said, "I shall not long dewinning of my high reward. To-morrow, I will to the king, and go to seek such adventures as he may suggest or command.

Thee," he said Heaven keep thee safe till again, "I love thee truly. I return. " "Farewell," she answered low, "farewell. " She had gone to the queen's apartments, and he had sought Arthur and received permission to go forth to win his spurs. Afterwards he had walked through the moon-lit gardens to the rose-bower. He had kept the withered spray, for it had trailed over Dieudonnee's gown from her girdle to her feet, and he could not cast it away. In the rose-bower at length, beside the bench where she had sat, he loosened the earth and planted the spray, banking it securely.

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