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Sir Gawain: You were a young fool. But I was an old fool, which is worse.

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Prince Valiant: I called you a traitor when you delivered me into Sligon's hands and now I say it again - traitor!

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Sir Gawain: Stop interrupting and I'll tell you what happened. After you left I went out after you. That's when I came upon the Black Knight.

Prince Valiant: You found him?

Sir Gawain: Aye. He was searchin' the wood when I challenged him. We fought and he was good. His lance broke and I outhorsed him. I came in to finish him, when a dozen armed men came charging out at me.

Prince Valiant: They were on foot? Armed with bows?

Sir Gawain: Aye. It was only with luck I escaped through a hail of arrows.

Prince Valiant: So did I!

Sir Gawain: You what?

Prince Valiant: I was set upon by a band of archers, escaped with an arrow in my back.

Sir Gawain: Where was Sir Brack?

Prince Valiant: I don't know. I was nearly captured where he told me to wait for him. Now he says he went back to find me and found no one. Isn't that strange sir?

Sir Gawain: What do you imply?

Prince Valiant: It's hard to put into words, sir, but could it be that he covets King Arthur's throne more than anyone knows?

Sir Gawain: Sir Brack. A foul suspicion, Val. Unworthy of you.

Prince Valiant: Yes, I suppose it is unworthy.

Sir Gawain: Sir Brack may have been born on the wrong side of the blanket, but he's a Knight of the Round Table, sworn to pledge allegiance to our King, and to defend justice, the weak and the helpless.

Prince Valiant: I'm sorry, sir.

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Sir Gawain: You turned out to be flinging rocks like any lowborn ruffian. Why I've never been unhorsed by such a scurvy trick!

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Sir Gawain: A man does not risk banishment or death in borrowed armor unless the stakes are high.

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Princess Aleta: [to Valiant] I hate you! I love you! I'll never marry anyone else!

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King Luke: What's wrong with Sir Brack? His blood is as good as Arthur's!

Princess Aleta: And he never lets us forget it as his own father apparently did.

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Sir Brack: Traitor is a word that winners give to losers, and you've lost.

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Sir Gawain: The truth hurts sometimes, but it's the only thing to build happiness on.

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Sir Gawain: If you're King Aguar's son, why did you fling that rock?

Prince Valiant: I thought you were the knight that was after me.

Sir Gawain: What knight?

Prince Valiant: All I saw was his black armor.

Sir Gawain: The Black Knight? You saw him?

Prince Valiant: I near had his lance in my back. Who is he?

Sir Gawain: A ghost.

Prince Valiant: Oh, ghosts don't chase a man in daylight.

Sir Gawain: Right.

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Patriarch: [Holding up cross] By this sign shall ye conquer.

[Crowd repeats his words]

Boltar: Signs won't conquer Sligon !

Unnamed Viking: Boltar !

Boltar: I mean it, brothers. Words won't save our king.

Patriarch: We must trust in our Lord and keep the faith.

Boltar: Would there be any Christian faith if our people had never fought for it ? The Lord helps those who help themselves !

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Unnamed Viking: [Boltar is trying to convince his men to rescue Val and his family] But Boltar, we'd die before we'd get through the gates !

Boltar: At least we'd die fighting.

Unnamed Viking: Would you lead the attack ?

Boltar: You will. I'll be inside. I'm the only one here they'll pass through the gates. And I'll take Gorlock. When I get him inside, he'll make his way to the tower. You gather every man. Be armed and ready. And when you see Gorlock wave the torch, attack !

Unnamed Viking: A torch waved from the top of the tower ? What will it mean ?

Boltar: That I've taken care of Sligon.

Unnamed Viking: Ah, it's been tried. No one gets past Sligon's guards.

Boltar: Leave that to me.

Gorlock: How will I know when to wave the torch ?

Boltar: Idiot ! Do you think I'll die quietly ?

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