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Call Her "Queen Arthur," 7 Year Old Pulls A Sword Out Of A Lake

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What did you do on your summer vacations? Go camping? Head on a road trip? Pull Excalibur from a lake?

Matilda Jones did that last one, and she's only 7 years old! Jones was on vacation with her family in the United Kingdom when she decided to go wading in Dozmary Pool.

This isn't just any ordinary body of water, though. Dozmary Pool is legend to be where King Arthur returned the fabled sword Excalibur after being fatally wounded in the battle of Camlann. According to the legend, the Lady of the Lake raised her arm from the water and accepted the blade.

Matilda's dad, Paul, had recounted this legend to his daughters minutes before going wading in the pool.

"'It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle," Paul Jones said. "She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword. I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realized it was a sword. It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake. The sword is 4ft long - exactly Matilda's height."

The pictures of Matilda and the sword are pretty amazing!

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