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Medieval Adventure
by Joanney Uthe
03/18/10
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Mini-Challenge Assignment: Choose at least five sets of homonyms (most have two words, but some have a few).
Once you have your minimum of five sets of homonyms, write something using every word from each of those groups, making sure that it does all make sense.




Victoria slipped on her robe and grabbed the racket she kept beside her bed and followed the noise that had awakened her. Who would be up this time of night . I thought my kids and I were the only ones in this castle. I’m liking this reality TV less and less all the time.” Perhaps they would kick her off of “Medieval Adventures” if they knew she had brought sporting goods for weapons.

“What is all this racquet?” she bellowed as she entered the parlor. Standing before her was a man dressed as a knight. She knew he wasn’t really a knight, just someone else fulfilling their lifelong dream of living in another era.

“Sorry to startle you, Tori.” The muffled voice sounded familiar, but it wasn’t until he took off his helmet that she recognized her brother.

“Edward, what are you doing here? You scared the daylights out of me.”

“Well, I rode here in the rain hoping I wouldn’t get caught. Don’t want you to get sent home because of me.” He grinned as he grabbed her tennis racquet. “This isn’t quite the right style, but I do believe Medieval monks played tennis.”

“So, what brings you to my castle, good knight?” Tori relaxed, sweeping her arm to indicate her domain.

“Actually, Robbie mentioned something about a mission trip to the Czech Republic for this coming summer. I know the money needs to be in shortly after this crazy TV stint of yours is over, but I need to know who to write out the check to for my donation to his trip.”

“You dressed up like a knight and rented a horse just to find that out?” Edward never ceased to amaze her with his motivations for outlandish actions. All he had to do was to read the pledge letter, if he still had it. Otherwise he could have called the church.

“It isn’t like I could just call you on the phone. I’m sure they took all cell phones away. Except of course the camera crew and producers.” He offered her some Girl Scout cookies he took out of his bag while looking for his notepad and pen. “Here, write it down and then I need to hit the road. I’m sure the producers will get up early and I don’t want to get caught and get you in trouble.”

She wrote down the church’s name and address and waved from the doorway and he mounted his borrowed horse, pulling the rein like the rodeo champion he had been in high school.

Victoria shook her head as she headed back to bed, thin mints in hand. She wasn’t sure who was crazier, her or her brother.



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Edy T Johnson  03 Jul 2010
This sounds like a fun assignment which you did up well. Just noticed one problem with "racquet." The first use of racket for the tennis "weapon" can be racquet or racket. But another familiar use for the "racket" only spelling is making noise (it appears you have the two reversed). My source (just for the record :) is: http://thesaurus.com/browse/racket Homonymns can be tricky, but fun! By the way, thank you for reading and commenting on my Tales From the Four-Poster Bed. I'm glad you like those old stories!
Catrina Bradley  18 Mar 2010
I love a good "knight in shining armor" story, and this one has a quirky fun twist. Great job on the mini-challenge! :)




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