This is the twenty-first of thirty-one readers used in the Veritas Press Phonics Museum program, designed for first grade.
Sample Section:"Fret not, Roy.
I am as strong as ten men, for God has made me pure," said Sir Galahad.
Then Sir Galahad and the boy went over the hill.
There was the Hydra toying with poor Sir Bors.
In Arthurian lore, Sir Galahad was the son of Sir Lancelot, though he surpassed his father in both chivalry and purity. He carried a shield bearing a cross, drawn in blood by Joseph of Arimathea, and he wielded the sword of King David. He journeyed on the quest for the Holy Grail with Sir Bors, Sir Percival and Percival's sister Dindaine. Of all the knights in King Arthur's court at Camelot, these three men were the only ones to see the Grail. They achieved the Grail at the castle Carbonek.
In the end, Galahad came upon Joseph of Arimathea saying Mass, saw the Grail again, and then was taken to Heaven.
My good blade carves the casques of men,
My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure . . .
. . . Then move the trees, the copses nod,
Wings flutter, voices hover clear:
"O just and faithful knight of God!
Ride on! the prize is near."
So pass I hostel, hall, and grange;
By bridge and ford, by park and pale,
All-arm'd I ride, whate'er betide,
Until I find the holy Grail.
—From Tennyson's Sir Galahad
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