Thus Spake the Bard
By Henry Brown
Copyright 2011 Henry Brown
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A knight on horseback in full battle harness rarely failed to inspire heroic verse. Thus thought the bard whilst lying his lyre upon the earth and arising to hail the approaching rider.
Even before the shield crest grew distinctive, Allan judged this knight a troubadour, by the jaunty plume bouncing gaily from the helm. That helm—lo, indeed all his armor, gleamed under glow of eventide as though burnished.