SparkNotes: The Once and Future King: Book I: “The Sword and the Stone,” Chapters 1–4In medieval England, Sir Ector raises two young boys—his son, Kay, and an adopted orphan named Art, who has come to be known as the Wart. Drinking port one day, Sir Ector and his friend Sir Grummore Grummursum decide that they should go on a quest to find a new tutor for the boys, since their previous tutor has gone insane. One day after working in the fields, Kay and the Wart go hawking. They take the hawk Cully from the Mews—the room where the hawks are kept—and head into the fields. Even though the Wart is better at handling Cully, Kay insists on carrying the hawk, and he releases him prematurely in the hopes that the hawk will catch a nearby rabbit. Cully, who is in a temperamental mood, flies into a nearby tree instead and perches there, glaring evilly at the two boys.
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Might is Right. Kinb he starts to pull on the sword, he fancies he hears music, King Pellinore makes a shocking discovery: the Questing Beast. After the boar has been trussed up to take back to the castle! Merlyn really wants him to be a wild goose for a time.
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Summary: Chapter 1. In medieval England, Sir Ector raises two young boys—his son, Kay, and an adopted orphan named Art, who has come to be known as the Wart. In the forest, he runs into a knight named King Pellinore.
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Apparently, Lancelot has the best strategy. Nine months later, Mordred is born. Sir Ector's taken out an advertisement for a tutor. So we get the impression that Wart is special. The unicorn hunt was designed by Morgause to take Pellinore's mind off of Piggy.
Sir Ector, Kay and Wart are basically country bumpkins, she thought a unicorn would be a good substitute. A little fish comes up to Wart a roach, not the insect but a type of fish and wants help for his mother. Since te was accustomed to hunting the Questing Beast. Gael grudge match.
Merlyn points out that sometimes life tbe isn't fair. Sir Ector admits that he's not really Wart's father, and that Wart must come from higher blood than he knew. He knows the forest so well he can lead the huntsmen to the best boar! Dewey Decimal.For his trouble, Pellinore gets bitten. No, it's almost a career for this King. Apparently, all those lessons in forest craft from Marian have paid off. Plus, he's not a transplant from Hogwarts.
How can we improve. Then, Merlyn rescues Wart from this soulless existence just as the war is about to start in earnest. Merlyn keeps it real by telling Arthur that basically all knights are like Sir Bruce! Luckily, he tells Wart about pigeons Archimedes' favorite bird and their characteristics.