SparkNotes: The Once and Future King: Book IV: “The Candle in the Wind,” Chapters 1–6Much time has passed. Agravaine is now fifty-five years old, fat and a borderline alcoholic. Agravaine hates Lancelot because Lancelot has defeated him in jousts countless times. Arthur will then have to prosecute Lancelot under the new system of laws he is trying to establish, and they will then destroy each other. Gawaine, Gaheris, and Gareth enter the room. Mordred refuses to follow his orders.
The Once and Future King
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A summary of Book IV: “The Candle in the Wind,” Chapters 1.
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by T.H. White
The Candle of the Wind opens with a description of two members of the Orkney faction: the decadent, often drunk Agravaine and the elusive, wispy Mordred. The brothers are at Camelot, watching the domesticated hawks in the courtyard and mulling over their family history. Mordred, Arthur's son by Morgause Arthur's own half-sister , has resented his father well into adulthood: when Mordred was an infant, Arthur had attempted to kill Mordred by loading a boat full of babies and wrecking the ship at sea.
All rights reserved. Guenever is about to be burned at the stake. They're preparing the wood right now, as Gawain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred speak. Gawain is sure Lancelot will come rescue her, per usual. Oh, and Agravaine was killed by Lancelot during that struggle at Guen's bedroom door.