Max and Kevin run away from Tony D. What element of the King Arthur story matches this event from the novel?

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The beginning of Max and Kevin’s friendship is all about Kevin sharing the King Arthur legend with Max. Soon they will have many adventures that mimic the adventures of King Arthur’s knights. The adventure that becomes the escape from Tony D. at the fireworks is one of the first. It...

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The beginning of Max and Kevin’s friendship is all about Kevin sharing the King Arthur legend with Max. Soon they will have many adventures that mimic the adventures of King Arthur’s knights. The adventure that becomes the escape from Tony D. at the fireworks is one of the first. It is at this point that Max puts Kevin on his shoulders so he can see the fireworks display even better. When Tony D. and his gang arrive, Max begins running with Kevin still on his shoulders. This relates to the King Arthur legend because Kevin helps guide Max with his feet “like he’s digging into a horse.” This is exactly how knights in medieval times would direct their horses. Max ends up running at a “gallop,” but becomes surrounded by the gang anyway. It is Kevin’s piercing whistle that alerts the police and saves the boys. This adventure is complete. In the very next few paragraphs, Kevin shows up at Max’s house again and yells the following:

"Get outta bed, you lazy beast! There are fair maidens to rescue! Dragons to slay!"

Therefore, Max and Kevin’s adventures mimicking King Arthur and his knights continue.

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