This version of the Sword and the Stone is based on the book "Favorite Medieval Tales" by Mary Pope Osborne. However, the story has been around since Medieval times passed on through the generations by story tellers, minstrels and poets. The following pages are our version of this ancient story.
This is an interactive book. It includes live action video, stop motion video, and still images. Remember to click on the video icons to play the video portions of the book. Some violence scenes are portrayed using toys, while other scenes suggest violence off screen. Please share with younger viewers at your discretion.
Long ago, in the 5th Century, when the cruel Saxons were invading, a wicked King named Vortigern ruled the Kingdom. Three times he tried to build a strong tower to keep the Saxons out, but every time one was done construction, it would mysteriously topple to the ground.
King Vortigern called his astrologers for help. He wanted to know what he could do to stop his towers from falling down.
The king sent out messengers all over the kingdom to find a boy without a human father. Two guards were walking along the streets when they found a poor boy with another boy picking on him. The guards overheard the one boy say: " Your father isn't even human! When they inquired they found out the boy's father was an Incubus! The boy's name was Merlin. Guards took him and his mother to the King.