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The Sundering Flood, by William Morris, [1897], at


Map of the World of the Sundering Flood

Chapter I. Of a River Called the Sundering Flood, and of the Folk that Dwelt Thereby

Chapter II. Of Wethermel and the Child Osberne

Chapter III. Wolves Harry the Flock

Chapter IV. Surly John Falls Out with the Goodman

Chapter V. Osberne Slays the Wolves

Chapter VI. They Fare to the Cloven Mote

Chapter VII. Of a Newcomer, and His Gift to Osberne

Chapter VIII. The Goodman Gets a New Hired Man

Chapter IX. The Bight of the Cloven Knoll

Chapter X. Osberne and Elfhild Hold Converse Together

Chapter XI. Osberne Shoots a Gift Across the Flood

Chapter XII. Of a Guest Called Waywearer

Chapter XIII. Steelhead Gives Osberne the Sword Boardcleaver

Chapter XIV. The Gifts of Steelhead

Chapter XV. Surly John Brings a Guest to Wethermel

Chapter XVI. Hardcastle Would Seize Wethermel

Chapter XVII. The Slaying of Hardcastle

Chapter XVIII. Elfhild Hears of the Slaying

Chapter XIX. The Winter Passes and Elfhild Tells of the Death of Her Kinswoman

Chapter XX. Osberne Fares to Eastcheaping and Brings Gifts for Elfhild

Chapter XXI. Warriors from Eastcheaping Ride into the Dale

Chapter XXII. Osberne Takes Leave of Elfhild

Chapter XXIII. Osberne Is Chosen Captain of the Dalesmen

Chapter XXIV. A Skirmish with the Baron of Deepdale in the Marshes

Chapter XXV. Stephen Tells of an Adventure in the Camp of the Foemen

Chapter XXVI. They Bring the Baron into Eastcheaping

Chapter XXVII. They Parley from the Walls

Chapter XXVIII. The Baron of Deepdale Makes Peace

Chapter XXIX. Osberne and His Men Return to Wethermel

Chapter XXX. Osberne Goes to the Trysting-Place

Chapter XXXI. They Meet Through Autumn and Winter

Chapter XXXII. Foemen Among the West Dalers

Chapter XXXIII. Osberne Seeks Tidings of Elfhild

Chapter XXXIV. Osberne Sorrows for the Loss of Elfhild

Chapter XXXV. Osberne Seeks Counsel of Steelhead

Chapter XXXVI. The Staves which Osberne Taught to the Dalesmen

Chapter XXXVII. Osberne Takes Leave of Wethermel

Chapter XXXVIII. Osberne Parts from Stephen the Eater

Chapter XXXIX. Osberne Gets Him a New Master

Chapter XL. Osberne Rides with Sir Godrick

Chapter XLI. They Joust with the Knight of the Fish

Chapter XLII. They Deliver the Thorp-Dwellers from the Black Skinners

Chapter XLIII. They Come to the Edge of the Wood Masterless

Chapter XLIV. They Reach Longshaw and Osberne Gets Him a New Name

Chapter XLV. The Red Lad Scatters the Host of the Barons

Chapter XLVI. Osberne Enters the City of the Sundering Flood

Chapter XLVII. The Battle in the Square

Chapter XLVIII. Sir Godrick Is Chosen Burgreve of the City

Chapter XLIX. Of the City King and the Outland King

Chapter L. The Red Lad Speaks Privily with Sir Godrick

Chapter LI. Osberne is Beguiled by Felons

Chapter LII. The Meeting of Osberne and Elfhild

Chapter LIII. Strangers Come to Wethermel

Chapter LIV. The Carline Beginneth Her Tale

Chapter LV. The Blue Knight Buys the Maiden of the Chapman

Chapter LVI. The Blue Knight Talks with the Maiden by the Way

Chapter LVII. They Come to Brookside

Chapter LVIII. Peaceful Days in the Castle of Brookside

Chapter LIX. Tidings of Longshaw and of the Hosting of the Barons' League

Chapter LX. The Blue Knight Gathers Men and Departs from Brookside

Chapter LXI. The Maiden and the Carline Flee to the Grey Sisters

Chapter LXII. They Fall in with Three Chapmen

Chapter LXIII. They Escape from the Chapmen by the Carline's Wizardry

Chapter LXIV. The Carline Endeth Her Tale

Chapter LXV. Osberne and Elfhild Make Themselves Known to Their People

Chapter LXVI. The Lip of the Sundering Flood

Chapter LXVII. A Friend at Need

Chapter LXVIII. The Knight of Longshaw Gathereth Force

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