Friday, 3 March 2017

Dinner In A Barn

SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), p. 33.

Fugitives from the king's justice hide and sleep in the deep hay on the second floor of a barn where the farmer's young daughter brings them dinner in a basket:

farm-style loaves;
warm meal ground that morning;
crisp golden brown roasted chickens;
potatoes cooked in their skins;
fresh green and tomato salad;
cheese and apple tarts with clotted cream.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And if my memory is correct, I recall how the farmer's daughter was amazed at how Sir Nigel and John Hordle had once lived in Winchester, the new capital of England, a giant, sprawling metropolis of about 10,000. And Sir Nigel ruefully reflecting on how DRASTICALLY perspectives can change if a small (to us) town of 10,000 persons can seem VAST.