minstrel: jotd (fwd)

Brian Wise spider at ursula.uoregon.edu
Sun Jun 1 14:50:59 PDT 1997


A story given to me by a mundane friend...who shall, by the end of the
year, be brought to SCA-ness with me. Prepare to hear this at a campfire,
at the Hearth of the Trickster!

>Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a King who was
>getting sort of bored
>after a feast one night. He decided to hold a contest of who at the court
>had the mightiest "weapon".
>
>The first knight stood up and proclaimed that he had the mightiest
>weapon...he pulled down his pants and tied a 5 pound weight around it. The
>weapon doth rose.
>
>The crowds cheered...the women swooned...the children waved multi-colored
>banners... and the minstrels played appropriate music.
>
>Another knight stood up and yelled that he had the mightiest weapon. He
>dropped his pants and tied a 10 pound weight to himself. The weapon doth
>rose.
>
>The crowds cheered...the women swooned...the children waved multi-colored
>banners... and the minstrels played appropriate music.
>
>After several more knights tried to prove their superiority...the King
>finally spoke out. "I have the mightiest weapon of them all!" He dropped
>his pants and tied, not a 10 pound, not a 20 pound, not ever a thirty
>pound, but a 60 pound weight to himself. The weapon doth rose.
>
>The crowds cheered...the women swooned...the children waved multi-colored
>banners...and the minstrels played "God Save the Queen."



Seamus McCuannell
Human Quintain At-Large



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