The Legend of King Arthur
It was a cold night in Britain during the times known as the middle Ages. Uther, a nobleman, paced anxiously in his home. He had just learned that there might be a plot to kill Arthur, his beloved son. It was a well known rumor that someday Arthur might be king. Uther thought about how he might go about saving baby Arthur and remembered his friend Merlin the magician. He immediately sent for Merlin and within minutes his good friend appeared. After Uther had explained his predicament, Merlin assured him that he would hide Arthur from the plot which would turn into a war. Merlin took care of Arthur for his friend Uther and hid the boy so that he wouldn’t get killed. When Uther died, Merlin knew that he was now fully responsible for taking care of Arthur.
Soon Merlin felt that Arthur needed to be with another family. He knew that he couldn't return the baby to Uther after Uther was killed in the plot. So he put Arthur up for adoption. He was still a baby. His new father had a son named Kay who was older than Arthur. As time passed, Arthur learned that Kay loved to be in tournaments. To Kay’s delight, the town crier came one day and cheerfully announced that there would be a tournament in London soon. Kay immediately ran to tell Arthur the good news. Arthur was excited for his brother, and he couldn’t wait for the tournament so that he could watch Kay compete. The family left for London the next day.
On their way into town, they strolled by a churchyard where Arthur noticed a sword stuck in a stone. But it wasn't just any sword. This sword had jewels covering the handle, and the blade was so shiny that you could see your reflection in it. Arthur had never seen such a sword in his life and all he could do was stare at it. He wanted to go try to pull it out as a surprise for Kay. Instead he stayed in the carriage, because he didn't know where the tournament was and he didn't want to get lost in an...