by: John Masefield (Author)
from: Midsummer Night and Other Tales in Verse (Pp. 28 - 36) 1928
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Lines 17-20 (of 180)
Then, as his gang dissolved, he went alone
Upstream from there, exploring the unknown,
And reached a reed-mere, whence a trackway led
Up to an ancient fort called Badon Head.
Under the grasses where the cattle browse,
King Loki's army kept eternal house
In Badon earth, for none escaped alive.
Thereafter Arthur's realm was free to thrive.
For many years, no pirates had the will
To band against him, after Badon Hill.