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The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Room of the Kitcheners
 
 
  “I beheld a trio cooking, in short inlaid aprons: a fair grey man, and two youths in his company.”  1
  “I know those,” quoth Fer rogain: “they are the King’s three chief kitcheners, namely, the Dagdae and his two fosterlings, Séig and Segdae, the two sons of Rofer Singlespit. A man will perish by each of them,” etc.  2
  “I beheld another trio there. Three plates of gold over their heads. Three speckled mantles about them: three linen shirts with red insertion: three golden brooches in their mantles: three wooden darts above them on the wall.”  3
  “Those I know,” says Fer rogain: “the three poets of that king: Sui and Rodui and Fordui: three of the same age, three brothers: three sons of Maphar of the Mighty Song. A man will perish for each of them, and every pair will keep between them one man’s victory. Woe to him who shall wreak the Destruction!” etc.  4
 

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