a tale

The Quintain

quintain kwin’ tin, (hist) n a post for tilting at, often with a turning cross-piece to strike the unskilful tilter. Used in training for jousts and tournaments. (Cambridge Dictionary) Clonk – woomph – clatter. Through the open window of the study, you could hear the noise from the castle grounds. The Baron turned to his agent. “Never mind the clash, […]