Sir Launcelot, in his richest armor, came striding along the great hall now on his way to the stock- board; he was president of the stock-board, and occu- pied the Siege Perilous
, which he had bought of Sir Galahad; for the stock-board consisted of the Knights of the Round Table, and they used the Round Table for business purposes now.
Despite the wide range of interests, Barfield's marginalia point to a decided preoccupation with the following characters and following themes: Galahad and the Siege Perilous, various characters' use of prophecy, a comparison of Galahad and Lancelot, Balin's dolorous stroke and its consequences, and Arthur's family.
On the verso, Barfield has compiled notes, written in pencil, on "References to the Siege Perilous," the seat at the Round Table in which only Galahad may sit.
And one of those, like unto the Siege Perilous
on King Arthur's Round Table, is always left vacant.
One of the drawings in it features a helmet crest in the form of the Siege Perilous of Round Table fame, designed by Pisanello (c.
He is depicted as seated in the Siege Perilous, the chair filled with leaping flames that could only be safely occupied by the knight who accomplished the Quest for the Holy Grail: Galahad.
The Italian clicked on Shaska, Siege Perilous
and Azores to put him on the 128 mark
probably found Folkestone's 12 furlongs a shade too sharp when a beaten favourite last time.
Admission to the fellowship of the Round Table was reserved to the most valiant, while the Siege Perilous
was left waiting for the coming of Galahad, the pure knight who achieved the quest of the Grail and helped to bring the marvels of Arthur's kingdom to a close.
He alone is qualified to fill the Siege Perilous
at the Round Table, and he alone achieves the quest for the Holy Grail, heals the Fisher King, and brings back fertility to his land.