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  • Writer's pictureS.D. Evans

The Passing of Gawain

Sheltered within his pavilion, Gawain called for a pen and said to Arthur that before he died, he wanted to write to Lancelot. Arthur despaired when he heard this and begged his friend to forget his quarrel, saying that now was not the time to dwell on hatred and wrongdoing, but think peaceful thoughts and petition himself to God, so that he might meet his maker with a clean conscience.

Gawain took up a pen and wrote for an hour. When he had finished he put his name at the end, written in his blood.


The full text of an imagined sequel to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A novel and inquiry into times and circumstances.

Sir Gawain and the Green Maiden

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