Her ambition was to be a squire. She wanted to serve a gallant knight in service to a great house or cause, and someday take up arms herself.
She made herself up as a boy, forged a letter of introduction, and went to the castle. Being of no great account, they assigned her to an older knight of little standing.
There was little gallantry or excitement, but the knight was kind and trained her well.
The squire worried constantly that she would be discovered. Until one day the knight took her aside and assured her that they’d never discovered her.

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