“But, sire” begged a captain, “The soldiers feel no loyalty since your casting out of Sir Louie of the Vest”.
Gazing at himself once again in the mirror, Sherriff replied
“He was a threat to me; spoke out of turn, thus, into oblivion he went. I commanded it”.
“Sir!” a loud bellow sounded.
“Your protection of your royal intermediary, at cost to the kingdom has become suspect”.
“Do you not remember my order to the royal scribes to burn all history of crashes in the peoples’ wagons?”
“Well, yes, but”
“But nothing! I disappeared those records to keep my sparkling image intact” said Sherriff.
“Sir, people who witnessed it are speaking”.
“Impossible!” shouted the Sherriff. “All those driving the wagons at expense of the populace to carry her around the kingdom were deaf-mutes. They speak none at all”.
“Sir” continued the advisor, “They have invented a crude form of speaking with their fingers and hands.”
“Well, what of it” sighed Sherriff, continuing his imitation of Narcissus.
“They see pictures of random things, and place them in order of occurrence. As each one come to these drawings, they all place them into the same order, telling the story of her many accidents factually”.
“And”, the advisor continued, “When they get to your likeness on the parchment, they ALL respond with a one-finger type of, well, emphasis”.
“What finger is it they use?”
“Rather not state this to you sir. Don’t want to kill the Messenger, would you?”
The nine-teen assembled troops loyal to the people gathered with upheld gazes, proud of their oaths taken to the people of Camelot, not cowering to the wishes of Sherriff.
Protection of a member of the royal entourage, at expense of the people, has been alleged.
Now, it has been proven.
5 ways from Sunday.