Time Is My Mignonette
Standing outside the castle Romulus found it hard to believe that their
adventures were just about over. His sons and their sons were standing right
behind him. He was wondering what Laura would make of Elvis and Begonia and
Algoma. Fleur de Lys and her science fairy were standing beside him as was
Waldencraft. They were all waiting for his sign. He turned his head to the
left, to the right and then he turned all the way around facing his children,
grandchildren and his newer family members. They all nodded at him so he said:
"Let's do it!"
He turned around just in time to notice a large group of horse riders
approaching them. The leader looked over at Romulus and said:
"You look like the leader of this group. There are a lot more of us than there
are of you, so why don't you tell your men to turn their horses around and
"Why would we do that?"
"Because, this castle belongs to me now!"
"Is there an 'or else' or something?" asks Romulus.
"Yeah there is - or else we'll kill all of you".
"Seeing that there cannot be any more than forty of you, I will be generous and
make you a counter proposal. If you turn your horses around and leave, I will
let you go in peace".
"Is there an 'or else?' asks the first guy.
"You're still here," replies Romulus "in about a minute, my sons will beat you
up, take your horses and you will have to leave on foot, if you'll still be able