THE VILLE – The King took a break from Kingly duties and took the cure of the waters, and while absent, things got all balled up in the Kingdom of The Ville.
The Squire of North Humberland was particularly disaffected:
From The Squire of North Humberland To The King:
I suspect pending disaster with the current regulatory environment. I observed the event, and only one of the competitors did not meet standards. In my opinion, all the citations written by the King’s “SHOWsters” were bogus. The King’s SHOWsters are to blame for hardship put upon the King’s subject which will affect fealty going forward. The King should reconsider the tactics of the SHOWsters. My steeds were innocent so the impetus of this complaint is not based upon personal grievances. I fear that a continuation of the King’s SHOWsters will result in the August Fair not having any participants.
From The King to the Squire of North Humberland:
Dear Squire, I shall dutifully inquire into your concerns and will consult with the SHOWsters regarding the citations and also see what numbers that the Regal Overseers report.
From The Squire To The King:
King, the numbers and actions of your SHOWsters shall cause me to wish that the managers of the events shall look elsewhere than to your SHOWsters to provide regulatory certainty from other organizations which provide such SHOWster inspection services. I would prefer to remove the SHOWsters and have my fate and that of my Yeoman James and my steeds be decided by the Regal Overseers rather than your SHOWsters.
The King To The Squire:
I feel it prudent to withhold my response until yon morrow’s morn. You do more destruction with less knowledge than anyone I know. I knoweth not what the Hell of which thou art speaking. I shall endeavour to see that the SHOWsters check others steeds and that the Regal Overseers check you in particular. You should be ashamed of libeling the SHOWsters who goeth through rigors of Hell. Your actions are disgraceful and of which you should be ashamed. Please make no attempt to contact me. I am going to see consolation in the grape this eve and endeavour to forgive your lack of knowledge. I gave up the consumption of alcohol during the Lenten times, but you have driven me to consume against the constraints of my religious faith.
The Squire To The King:
Your response to me, “You do more destruction with less knowledge than anyone I know” piques my interest and shall be dwelt upon.
To be continued.