The Knight of the Mournful Countenance

by Mark Chmiel

“The calling that I profess,” replied DQ, “does not permit me to do otherwise.  An easy pace, pleasure, and repose — those things were invented for delicate courtiers; but toil, anxiety, and arms — they are for those whom the world knows as knights-errant, of whom I, though unworthy, am the very least.”

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