the lance was the first weapon of the medieval knight. He would ride
headlong at his enemy with his lance at a tilt so that it pointed directly
in front of his Warhorse.
To ride in this way demanded great courage, but to stand before a charging
knight required even more.
In myth and tale:
questing champions would often come to the aid of people in great fear of
some huge evil beast (Sir George defeating the red dragon to save the maid
of innocence was but one such champion). Remember not all dragons were
bad; Puff was a dragon who lived by the sea, ate fish and loved the
company of children.
Note: this lance is
only to be used against evil monsters in the guise of old boxes and only
with adult permission. Never ride a bike with this toy, use either a
hobbyhorse or imaginary mount!
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