The Merry Squire and The Mole

The Merry Squire and The Mole

A Story by Andronicus
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Dedicated to Louie B, who always seems to enjoy ye olde English tales of humor!

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There once was a squire who, mounted on his thoroughbred, perchanced upon a mole on the wayside by whence he wast travelling.

"Hiy!" exclaimed this squire as he didst bring his steed to a standstill. "Who art thou? And whenst comest thou?"


The mole answering didst reply, "Noble squire, I ask that thou mightest remove thy mighty feet from before my face for these doth smell as the muck of dirty animals such as even I despise."


"What didst thou speak?" roared the squire, teetering against the reign of his faithful equestrian companion. "Hearest thou my demand, insignificant creature of the ground! Speak up! for I canst not hear thee!"


"Oh hush thy voice," saith the mole to the squire. "Thy voice doth sound to my ears as the babbling brooks, and thy whole body, yay, it reeks of the product whence comes from moulded potatoes."


Thus there wast a muddled silence for lo, this brave mole continued to stand its ground whilst his adversary didst pause, steadying his feet.


Thence asked that squire again, "Why doth thou remain silent mole?" At whence he didst bring his hand sharply to his forehead.


"What a foolish fellow I am!" cried he. "Everyone knows that moles can't speak!" And chuckling to himself, he went on his merry way.



© 2017 Andronicus



Author's Note

Andronicus
Appreciate any feedback!

MANY THANKS TO http://www.writerscafe.org/JTEVERGREEN FOR HIS HUGE HELP!

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Close, but no cigar. Anything that whizzes by the bullseye at that speed deserves a second shot.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I was invested until the end; to find out the mole did not speak. I wonder what he would have to say about that. :)



Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Or did he? :) Thanks for reading and reviewing Matt. Glad you liked it.
The middle English twist to this tale was a surprise. The tale is akin to Aesop's fables which are always a delight to read. Well done. Structurally, I would suggest placing a space between paragraphs. This not only provides a professional appearance but gives the reader a breath from one to the next. Two !! not always necessary to make a point. Ciao, JT

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Hello JT. Thanks very much for your constructive review. I really appreciate your suggestions and ma.. read more
M. Smith

1 Year Ago

Yes, of course. Any time.
This is lovely, I was born in Kent but grew up in Hawaii, but I go back there as often as I can. My papa would love this. I enjoyed the read very much. Izzy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

I've been to Kent. :) I saw a badger. It was pretty exciting for me. :D I'm glad you liked this. Tha.. read more
I don't know how I missed this. I just assumed that because I'd read it before that I must have reviewed. So apologies ma'am, on a lovely and most whimsical adventure. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


I really enjoyed this since I'm from merry ol England myself :) ..adorable!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Jolly ol England :) I like the place 'cept it's so jolly cold :D Thanks for the read & review.
Hebe

1 Year Ago

Your welcome... yes your right the weather does spoil everything !
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Zoe
I really appreciate the great use of old English in this one. This was short but interesting. Good job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Nicely done. Thank you for sharing

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Thanks Troy :)
This was entertaining, Good job writing in old English.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Thanks David :) Glad you like it
I've just come from a reply I wrote to a review of my work from you I promised a couple reviews I don't think I ever gave them to you so here I am :)

Now as for the review itself
Firstly well done for writing this in old English. I Can read it and speak it but cant seem to write it. I like this its short and simple but Effective.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Andronicus

1 Year Ago

Thanks Matthew :) Glad you liked it

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