Arthur and Merlin travelled around England so that Arthur could learn
his land. During a battle with a knight Arthur lost his sword after he was badly injured.
A hermit healed him and then Merlin took him to lake.
A hand thrust a sword out of the water and a lady approached. Merlin
warned Arthur to be courteous to her for she was the Lady of the Lake.
Arthur spoke to the lady and promised to fulfil any request she had in
exchange for the Sword Excalibur.
He rowed out and collected it and its scabbard.
Merlin told him that its scabbard had magical healing powers and that
as long as Arthur carried it he would not be seriously injured.