Sir Dinadan is the first to awaken after Merlin's tale, and he amuses himself by tying metal mugs to a dog's tail. This arouses the other dogs, who chase the first; the noise then awakens all the knights, and they all have a good laugh. After that excitement dies down, Sir Dinadan strings together a number of jokes that Hank has already heard about thirteen centuries later; they were old even in the sixth century. After this, Sir Kay gets up to tell of his feat at arms. Hank says, "He spoke of me all the time in the blandest way as 'this prodigious giant,' and 'this horrible sky-towering monster,' and 'this tusked and taloned man-devouring ogre,' and everybody took in all this bosh in the naivest way." The other facts of the encounter are likewise stretched. After this tale, Arthur sentences Hank to die at noon on the 21st. There is a discussion of what to do about Hank's enchanted clothes; when Merlin has the sense to
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