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Summary and Notes
Two knights of Lancelotís army, Bors (whom the reader met in Book Three) and Bleoberis, discuss the recent happenings over a dying fire on a windy night. They are perplexed at why Arthurís siege ended so abruptly.
Lancelot joins the two men and announces that they shall have to go to England at once. The two knights are surprised and disbelieving because of Lancelotís banishment, and Lancelot explains what has happened to Guenever. Furthermore, Lancelot has an unopened letter, and he sits down to read it before departing.
The letter is from Gawaine, who has died from his injuries. He expresses forgiveness and love for Lancelot, and urges the knight to join forces with Arthur to save the Queen and defeat Mordred. Lancelot, overcome with emotion, springs into action and leaves France.