An Apple?

What is this all about? Eleanor wonders, picking up her quill pen to write in her journal. She is, no doubt, one of the few women within hundreds of kilometers who can write and read, but, that would not surprise her, this being 1272 in England. What is bemusing her is the talk she has heard ’round the castle and even in the village regarding some sort of special apple that is causing a great deal of quandary among the townsfolk and castle-dwellers. Hmmm, she thinks. ‘T must be a very different apple, indeed. What if it has evil powers– such as the apple which the poor Snow White ingested, at the behest of her wicked stepmother, who was so jealous of Snow White’s beauty that she was willing to end the poor girl’s life? Why would anyone want a new apple? Eleanor asks herself. Does it taste better than another? Will it make people more intelligent? More insightful? More thoughtful? Truth be told, if a new apple might make Lord Hugh take notice of her and treat her as she should be treated, instead of as a brainless ninny, she, herself, might purchase a new apple. And *then*, Lord Hugh had best watch himself! Eleanor smiles and begins to write in her journal…

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