By Evaleen Stein, John Goss
A narrative of Normandy throughout the time of William the Conqueror, giving a bright photo of manners and customs throughout the eyes of 2 boys of the court docket. Describes citadel existence, costume, amusements, education for knighthood, and different points of feudal existence. additionally relates tales of William's early days, in addition to stories of his Northmen forefathers, Duke Robert the brilliant, Little Duke Richard, and Rolf the Ganger. appropriate for a long time eight and up.
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And you may be sure the lady of Crecy castle saw that he got the right herb medicine"; here Master Herve looked at Marie with a twinkle in his eye.
For that was the way dogs had to help cook in those days. "How are you, Bowser? " (perhaps those were not their real names, but never mind) said Alan, as he gently poked with his foot, first one and then the other of the dogs as he waited for the cook to place some meat on the silver platter he had brought. Henri, too, now came to the kitchen fireplace, and "There is a dish of pigeons for you to bring," said Alan as he went off with his platter. " asked Hugh, who was standing by ready to carve the meat, which was one of the duties of a squire.
When Count Bertram had risen from his seat, the two pages went to the long table in the center of the hall where they found places side by side with a wooden trencher between them. When everybody had finished eating, very likely a number of bones had been flung under the table; and it is quite possible, too, that some of the brown dogs had crept up from the kitchen hearth or the courtyard, and lying on the rumpled-up rushes munched and gnawed to their hearts' content. For people in those days were not such particular housekeepers as we are.