They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to.It also mentions Schrödinger's Paperback!
The beginning includes lots of people like Nick Bottom / Larry, his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl.
|Larry, Darryl and Darryl|
*Fortunately, my parents did not try to steer me toward only the "girl" books. They were totally ahead of their time. I still have that book as well as The Five Little Peppers And How They Grew.