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“a knyght withoute mercy ys withoute worship” is a key theme all through the book. Gawayne grants the knight mercy and tells him to go to Arthur’s court. However, Gawayne and Gaherys are attacked by 4 knights who are pissed at dishonorable Gawayne and he is wounded “wondirly sore”