Bob is seven years old and he is ready to become a page. He now has to live in the castle of a lord and serve him and the ladies.
Becoming a Squire
Thank you, master.
Good job, kid. You'll be a fine knight one day.
Now Bob receives religious instruction from a priest and has to learn to ride a horse.
The Duties of a Squire
It stinks! But cleaning up Dusky's poo is totally worth it if it means becoming a knight after my training as a squire.
Since Bob spent a lot of time helping ladies, the ladies taught him some things that were valued in knights. He learned to sing, dance, compose music, and play the harp, as did many other pages. Although "We wish you a merry Christmas" was invented after feudal times, there were many other interesting songs to sing.
Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob!
George, George, George!
After seven years of being a page, Bob became a squire. He could finally begin his training to become a knight! Now Bob serves the knight who is his lord.
Now that Bob is a squire, he polishes the knight's (his lord's) armor, sword, shield, and lance. Bob cares for his horse as well as for his own, and he also carries water for hand washing, carves meat, and fills up his lord's cup when it is empty.
The fun part of being a squire is learning how to fight. Bob can now learn to wield weapons like a sword, lance, a battle axe, and a mace. For practice, he fights make-believe battles and sometimes real ones. Bob also has to help dress his lord in armor, follow him into battle, and look after his wounds.
Dude, this is just practice. But I'm going to win!
I will beat you once and for all! Then your head shall hang in my house!