The General approached the Queen and King who were enthroned on a dais that was erected outside for this single purpose. When he was about ten feet from the bottom step, the band played a rousing tune, heavy on brass and drums. After the music, he bowed deeply from the waist and walked to the foot of the steps. Queen Pirouette rose and drew her sword. She motioned to the General who knelt on one knee. Taping him on the shoulders with the flat of her sword, she intoned, “I dub thee knight. Arise, Sir Knight!”
The newly made knight then rose to his feet and bowed again, whereupon the Queen presented him with the sword in its scabbard. “I don’t know what we are going to do without you commanding our forces,” said the Queen with a smile.
“I suppose we’ll have to muddle through,” said King GarGar with just a hint of sarcasm.