October 02, 2014
Burge, the Mouse-Herder's Son (A Trashling Tale)
The songs of Giatolo called out to him in the tavern. Sick to death of mice, he wanted adventure.
He kissed his mother and left before his father came home from the pens. Brigands took his bread and cheese before the end of the first day, outlaws his staff and pack before the end of the next.
He grew stronger. He learned to fight with the sword and the pike, with the axe and the mace. He defeated fierce monsters and saved many maidens fair.
But to the end of his days, his fingernails still smelled to him like mouse-dung.