It is Christmas Night in the Castle Sauvage, the night before the Boxing Day Meet, and the whole village has come to dinner in the hall. There is dancing and eating, and even King Pellinore and William Twyti (the King's Huntsman) sing. Finally, Sir Ector winds up the whole proceedings with a speech and the whole congregation sings homage to King Uther Pendragon. After the last notes die away, the Castle Sauvage sleeps peacefully in the silence of the holy snow.
This chapter is a highly detailed description of the festivities at the Castle Sauvage. Sir Ector, despite his stupidity and bumbling nature, is a benevolent ruler although he sees no problems with the serf system in place.