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The Legend of Richmond Castle
Richmond, North Riding of Yorkshire


Deep in a crypt below the keep sleep King Arthur and his Knights. Peter Thompson, a potter by trade, found his way in, and saw King Arthur's Sword and Horn lying upon one of the richly-carved tombs. Though awed, Peter raised the Sword. Immediately armour clattered on every side, and tombs began to open, to be instantly still again when in terror he replaced the blade; he neglected however, to blow the Horn: "Potter Thompson, Potters Thompson, hadst thou blown the Horn, Thou hadst been the greatest man that ever was born." Half-crazed, he dashed away and stopped the entrance-hole.

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