ANST - Shaggy squires

Dennis and/or Dory Grace amazing at
Tue Mar 3 22:54:40 PST 1998

Salut, Cozyns,

Lyonel aisai.  

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 island.
>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.

vostre cozyn
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
Dennis Grace
University of Texas at Austin
English Department
Recovering Medievalist
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