12th Aug 2014, 5:17 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work she goes

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work she goes
After cleaning the axe, I found an oil lamp. I slept the day away under the motte's drawbridge. The next night, I looked for work to do. The roofs in the bailey needed thatching, but I couldn't do that. Nor could I do much about the outside fence or the state of the buildings. But the place had a kitchen, and it was filthy. That was my job for the next two nights. I ate salted meat from the larder, which made me nauseous. The fifth night, I stayed under my bridge. I wasn't just sick, I was going mad. Apart from the rats, I hadn't seen a living soul in the entire castle! But on the sixth night, I found the axe bloody again, on its block in the deserted stables.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 12th Aug 2014, 5:17 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on January 15, 2003.