ANST - Shaggy squires
Dennis and/or Dory Grace
amazing at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 3 22:54:40 PST 1998
Got this from the Artemisian list.
>There were three Medieval kingdoms on the shores of a lake. There
>was an island in the middle of the lake, which the kingdoms had been
>fighting over for years. Finally, the three kings decided that they
>would send their knights out to do battle, and the winner would take
>The night before the battle, the knights and their squires pitched
> camp and readied themselves for the fight. The first kingdom had 12
> knights, and each knight had 5 squires, all of whom were busily
> polishing armor, brushing horses, and cooking food.
>The second kingdom had 20 knights, and each knight had 10 squires.
>Everyone at that camp was also busy preparing for battle.
> At the camp of the third kingdom, there was only one knight, with his
> squire. This squire took a large pot and hung it from a looped rope
> in a tall tree. He busied himself preparing the meal, while the
> knight polished his own armor.
> When the hour of the battle came, the three kingdoms sent their
> squires out to fight (this was too trivial a matter for the knights
> to join in). The battle raged, and when the dust cleared, the only
> person left was the lone squire from the third kingdom, having
> defeated the squires from the other two kingdoms.
> Thus once again we see that the squire of the high pot and noose
> is equal to the sum of the squires of the two opposing sides.
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
University of Texas at Austin
mailto:amazing at mail.utexas.edu
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