The boys, usually between the ages of 7 and 14 were promptly dispatched to what we fondly call here on the island The Big Hoose. There they were allocated positions within the 'court'. Mostly they were apprenticed to Knights or acted as a Very Early Internet System (ie delivering messages). Their tasks were mainly minor and uncomplicated *thinks of own Son at seven years of age and how
he could barely be trusted to flush the toilet after him at that age. That's still a work in progress to be honest.)
Imagine being sent away from home at that age, everything would be new and strange - hopefully wonderful, but you'd still be a bit unsure of yourself. You'd be experiencing all sorts of things for the first time - how to do particular jobs, meeting new people, learning strange new customs and behaviours.....
And at 14? The horrors of puberty and all the 'firsts' that come with that. The hormones, the burgeoning Knight energy. Ah puberty! We all recall our own well enough for me to draw a discrete veil over for the reader with the delicate disposition reading this.
- Minor (as in relatively unimportant)
- Simple (as in uncomplicated)
- Child at heart
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Sorry that I've not been around much for a while, but I temporarily lost my muse. I found her lurking with a folded up £5.00 note down the back of the sofa :)