[Sca-cooks] Military training
countgunthar at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 10 14:19:24 PDT 2006
>Apocryphal, also, but told of Vissevald Selkirkson...
>From the Floriegium,
From: Algernon.Hartesmond at lcs.mit.edu, O.Troub. at lcs.mit.edu
Date: 12 Dec 89 18:24:24 GMT
Organization: Society for Creative Anachronism
} Date: 8 Dec 89 17:23:50 GMT
} From: Wilson Heydt <pacbell!pbhya!whh at AMES.ARC.NASA.GOV>
} Subject: Re: Vis in Basic Training
} I showed the story about Visivald in Basic Training to Duke Frederick of
} Holland last night. He relates that Vis told him that the third time,
} the DI had three of his assistants help try to beat Vis--and Vis got all
} 4 of them . . .
I told Vis that the "pugil-stick in basic training" story had been
retold on the net. He asked me which version. "The one that ends
`...Means they can't beat him either,' I reported.
Vis says that one is false variant #4 -- he wasn't a knight yet, after
all. We agreed, however, that it *is* a really good story, even better
than the original. He admitted that it was so good a tale that he
himself tells it that way on occasion.
All the versions agree that after receiving such a thorough whupping,
the pugil instructors had Vis give them lessons. They were large,
powerful fellows, in excellent condition, and fiercely determined never
to let this happen again.
There's a story to follow this one that has never been heard: What ever
happened to the next SCA smart-guy at that camp who thought he could
show these instructors a thing or two about pole-weapons?
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