But when they heard the hoof beats of Sir Launcelot's great horse, they ran outside to greet him.
Thereupon Sir Launcelot alighted, and tied his horse to the elm.
Then Sir Launcelot smiled again and he said, "It shall be in all things as you will have it."
But what Sir Launcelot did was of his great gentleness and courtesy.
Immediately, all bade Launcelot draw forth the sword, but he refused, saying that the sword was not for him.
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Fair damosel, said Sir Launcelot, know ye in this country any adventures?
He was Launcelot and she was Guenevere—it was his secret, and even she must never know.
Among their great leaders may be mentioned Pascal, Nicole, and Launcelot.
And Sir Launcelot said, "Tell it to me as you list and in such manner as may be pleasing to you."
masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht "land-bright," in Old French Lambert.