Kris Marshall reads two stories from Arthurian legend, reset into comic verse. When King Uther dies, it's not clear who the next King should be, so the wise wizard Merlin sets up a test with a magic sword. Whoever pulls the sword from the stone is to be King. Many Knights pull on the sword without success, but Arthur, who is only there to serve as page to his brother Kay, pulls it out easily and Merlin proclaims him King. Arthur then builds his great court of Camelot. Years later King Arthur wishes to send his best three Knights on a quest for the Holy Grail. Galahad sits in a chair reserved for the best Knight, and is sent on the quest along with Lancelot and Percival. They find the Grail and bring it back to Camelot, but on holding the Grail Galahad is sent up to Heaven. 'Crazy Camelot Capers' was written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Arthur Robins.
Re-tell the story through drama and role-play. As a class, learn and recite the 'story'. Use to discuss legends (as distinct from history). Discuss the evidence for Arthur having been a real King. Use as basis for original quest adventure stories or narrative poems.