- As a Knight of the Realm you are allowed to "commandeer for purposes of War" any horse not belonging to the Queen's stables.
- You are able to claim (free from charge) overnight lodgings at any Inn or Tavern.
- You become twelve times more radioactive than non-knights.
“And an extra special question,” she said, with a hint of malice. “Does that mean it’s ‘then’ there when it is ‘now’ here?”
The hand slowed halfway in its rise.
“Ooo…” Vincent began, then stopped. “Doesn’t make sense, miss…”
“Questions don’t have to make sense, Vincent,” said Miss Susan. “But answers do.”
There was a kind of sigh from Penelope. To Miss Susan’s surprise, the face that would surely one day cause her father to have to hire bodyguards was emerging from its normal happy daydream and wrapping itself around an answer. Her alabaster hand was rising, too.
The class watched expectantly.
“It’s always ‘now’ everywhere, miss?”
“Exactly right. Well done!”
I think that making me a knight would be extremely silly, and would therefore embrace the idea in true Chestertonian fashion by taking it seriously. I would buy a suit of armour (and stand vigil over it, but since praying in a chapel is not my scene, maybe the Humanists would let me sit in their lobby and read Darwin. Maidens, dragons...oh, the possibilities are endless:-)
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