Re: Hoarfoot, King of the Wereducks

From: Stewart Stansfield <stu_stansfield_at_90fVOgYtTWWB6UWKlzIr4crrXDIURy-8ncgUlMbYg7cXSedkTOVGOAF0E9xyO>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 01:52:31 -0000

Cheers, John!

> Umm, how does he ascend the throne? Twone. Whatever.

He steps on the back of supplicant Heortling wimmins. Either that, or someone lifts him up by his armpits.

Actually, I used the inverted commas around 'throne' advisedly. That's not actually the throne of the wereducks. For clues as to what it is, there's Waddlewit's poem:

O hoaried feet did cast thy princely tread, On star-dew'd ground knit tight with sorrows sewn, Over a kinship lost and kingdom fled.
Away, away, thou errant drake hast flown, In a bratchet's basket thou made'st thy throne; Of its sweet suckled milk the poets write, For thy gold's grave lay in that cup of night.

The 'stout' in Stoutgild doesn't come from any corpulence...



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