Haikus from Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) by Thomas Malory

From a book categorized as Fiction / Historical and 331 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

An immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery and death. Edited and first published by William Caxton in 1485, Le Morte D'Arthur is Sir Thomas Malory's unique and splendid version of the Arthurian legend. Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenever, the quest for the Holy Grail; all the elements are there woven into a wonderful completeness by the magic of his prose style. The result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving. As the story advances towards the inevitable tragedy of Arthur's death the effect is cumulative, rising with an impending sense of doom and tragedy towards its shattering finale.

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How gat ye this sword?
said Sir Ector to Arthur.
Sir, I will tell you.

No force, said Merlin,
hereby is a sword that shall
be yours, an I may.

Unto this were all
the knights sworn of the Table
Round, both old and young.

THEN all the people
fell down on their knees and cried
King Arthur mercy.

When she saw this knight
so bound, she asked him, What will
ye do with that knight?

And if ye win us
in battle the lady shall
have her lands again.

So this Sir Gareth
rode so long in that forest
until the night came.

So he departed
and left King Arthur and Sir
Ector together.

Then the king asked him
upon his faith what he was,
and what was his name.

Sir Launcelot said
all the worship that might be
said by Sir Tristram.

Then King Mark armed him,
and took his horse and his spear,
with a squire with him.