A seven-year-old school girl had a legendary holiday after pulling a giant four-foot sword from the Cornish Lake where Arthur threw Excalibur.
Matilda Jones was wading through water waist-deep at Dozmary Pool when she stumbled across the blade underwater.
According to local folklore, Dozmary Pool is the spot where King Arthur returned Excalibur after being fatally wounded in the Battle of Camlann.
It is said to have been accepted by the Lady of the Lake, whose arm mysteriously rose from the water to received the fabled blade.
Ironically, her father Paul Jones, 51, had recounted the story of King Arthur to Matilda and her sister Lois, four, moments before the discovery.
Mr Jones, from Doncaster in south Yorkshire, said: ‘It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle.
‘She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword. Continue reading…