‘A fleet hoofed horse
moves swift as quick wit’
– Old English Proverb
…’ After spiriting George away from his mother’s side,
Kalyb, the fell enchantress tended to him as the apple of her eye,
and appointed twelve Satyrs to attend his every whim.’
Twelve of anything usually refers to months of the year.
‘When he was fourteen years old George
demanded to know who were his parents.
Kalyb told him and showed him a castle of burnished brass
wherein she held captive the six bravest Knights of Christendom’…