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Wandering minstrels

I was walking past the Clitters mine this evening, having vetoed the dogs' suggestion that we go into the mine and through the woods, on the grounds that the sun had set and the mix of afterglow and half-moonlight was not bright enough for slippery woodland paths. From the road, I could hear people in the woods: clearly someone was more intrepid than me.

The people came out of the mine just before I got to the gate. They were four young men, one of them holding a guitar. They came out onto the road, joking and giggling, and set off, four abreast right across the road, silhouetted against the moonlight. The one with the guitar was playing and the rest were singing along, quite tunefully between outbursts of laughter as they walked.

Rosie thought they were terrifying, but Brythen thought they were wonderful.

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alitheapipkin
18th Feb, 2016 20:12 (UTC)
This made me smile :)
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 12:48 (UTC)
I found them very cheering!
timetiger
19th Feb, 2016 00:38 (UTC)
Have to agree with Brythen on this one.
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 12:48 (UTC)
Brythen thinks everyone is wonderful, but in this case he might be right.
scripsi
19th Feb, 2016 06:18 (UTC)
It sound snice.

I used to take my aunts Bearded Collie on walks in my teens. She Always tried to convince me she and my aunt ALWAYS took long walks in the march... :)
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 12:49 (UTC)
Yes : they are constantly trying to convince me that we ALWAYS do 4 hour long walks...
scripsi
19th Feb, 2016 15:48 (UTC)
What, don't you? ;) Mine do that as well. And they are ALWAYS starving!
penichops
19th Feb, 2016 10:13 (UTC)
This is the England of all my childhood books. I expect wizards at any moment
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 12:50 (UTC)
I will keep an eye out for them. :-D

We used to have a witch who lived next door, but she moved out.
puddleshark
19th Feb, 2016 10:30 (UTC)
Wandering minstrels encountered by moonlight? But of course. England is full of them.

Wandering minstrels appearing from a mine? This is... curious.
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 12:51 (UTC)
Maybe they had been tricked into venturing that way by the goblins...
penichops
20th Feb, 2016 03:10 (UTC)
Oh, there must have been a rickety bridge involved
ladyofastolat
19th Feb, 2016 17:32 (UTC)
But what were they singing, and how did they laugh? Was it more Tralalalally here down in the valley, or While goblins quaff and goblins laugh, round and round far underground. That would help decide whether it was Rosie or Brythen who had the right idea.
bunn
19th Feb, 2016 18:04 (UTC)
Oh, tralalally. Definitely tralalally.
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