On one occasion Sir
Hugh greatly perplexed his
this worthy man to the walls of the donjon keep and pointed to a window
he, "yon window is square, and
one foot every way, and is divided by the narrow bars into four lights,
measuring half a foot on every side."
"Of a truth that is
so, Sir Hugh."
I desire that another window be made higher
shall also be each one foot, but it shall be divided by bars into eight
lights, whose sides shall be all equal."
Sir Hugh," said the bewildered chief
builder, "I know
not how it
may be done."
my halidame!" exclaimed De Fortibus in
"let it be
done forthwith. I trow thou art but a sorry craftsman if thou canst
forsooth, set such a window in a keep wall."
will be noticed that Sir Hugh ignores the
thickness of the